Four stars, read September 2013.
I’m really becoming a fan of the graphic memoir genre. I thoroughly enjoyed this, even though the translation seemed a little clumsy and the illustrations were awkward in places (I mostly just couldn’t stop rolling my eyes every time a character held up one forefinger in the air while pontificating about something, because really… who does that?). It’s a fascinating story, obviously, but an important one, too. Religious extremism is such a terrifying thing, not least because everyone thinks it’s only other people’s religions that are the problem.
Published 2007. Subject of a huge kerfuffle in Chicago in 2013, when the school system—seemingly without any sense of irony—ordered its removal from all classrooms for “graphic illustrations and language.”