[Read Pdf] Buja's DiaryAuthor Se-yong O – Bilb-weil.de

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here When a book is a series of stories it has to be looked at slightly differently than a book that is just one story Most of the time having many short stories together makes a book that contains various degrees of quality Buja s diary doesn t have that problem Every single story from a child watching his mother become a prostitute, to a father accidently destroying all of his daughter s dreams, is equally sad and well made I would recommend reading each story separately, first so you don t acc When a book is a series of stories it has to be looked at slightly differently than a book that is just one story Most of the time having many short stories together makes a book that contains various degrees of quality Buja s diary doesn t have that problem Every single story from a child watching his mother become a prostitute, to a father accidently destroying all of his daughter s dreams, is equally sad and well made I would recommend reading each story separately, first so you don t accidently try to connect them and not focus on the one you are reading, and second so you aren t completely overwhelmed by the sadness I would absolutely recommend this because even though seeing the messed up things Koreans have to go through is extremely sad, it is still very well written and drawn so it can still be enjoyable to read through I did not like reading this that s the only reason I couldn t give it 5 stars If the rating was strictly based on amount of enjoyment this would get out of me BUT it s in terms of quality specifically presentation and importance The Snake Catchers Brothers Dream is my favorite because he did such an excellent job telling it and it s one of the timeless stories that I can remember.I must give credit to the guest contributors two different names, who I assume were the writers the I did not like reading this that s the only reason I couldn t give it 5 stars If the rating was strictly based on amount of enjoyment this would get out of me BUT it s in terms of quality specifically presentation and importance The Snake Catchers Brothers Dream is my favorite because he did such an excellent job telling it and it s one of the timeless stories that I can remember.I must give credit to the guest contributors two different names, who I assume were the writers the art is the same throughout , are listed on the title pages of three of best of the thirteen short stories within the 275 pages of agonizing stories that focus on the DEEP issues that have been viciously tearing the tenuous fabric Korean society for over a century with disturbing regularity.I highly recommend conscious reading of the afterword for those who aren t familiar with the Korean experience and or lack technical knowledge of graphic novel presentation technique It s VERY academic and allows appreciation that may have been missed without justification of the quality through desperate pandering get it like the similar dissection of my recently reviewed turd entitled Cola Madnes Don t make my usual mistake you should read it through first THEN spend however long it takes you to fully understand it during a second read.Internationally speaking This book suffers far beyond the usual disadvantages when read in translation Those who don t have insight into the day to day Korean past and present that has struggled through the many events that have and haven t been related in newspapers won t have NEARLY the same experience as one who does BUT the take away which comes to you naturally through his harshly objective presentation transcends the stories with the spectrum of heavy emotions that make the reader additionally analyze society and humanity as a whole I abandoned this halfway through It feels like a cross between the overwhelming darkness of Yoshihiro Tatsumi and the simple minded hokiness of Will Eisner s serious work The art is nice to look at but there is a simple mindedness to the storytelling. the anti commie rhetoric in the book got tiresome and i was expecting a muchnuanced portrayal of modern korean history and war I highly recommend this book It is a graphic novel about life in Korea It has nudity so i would suggest this book only if the reader is mature The graphic novel is broken into different stories but teaches a morals or a message Chapter 1 The Little Alley Watcher In chapter 1 it is about a little girl who waits for her parents to return from farming Nari the little girl and her parents are the only one in the town because everyone else left he village to Seoul Nari is lonely and only has I highly recommend this book It is a graphic novel about life in Korea It has nudity so i would suggest this book only if the reader is mature The graphic novel is broken into different stories but teaches a morals or a message Chapter 1 The Little Alley Watcher In chapter 1 it is about a little girl who waits for her parents to return from farming Nari the little girl and her parents are the only one in the town because everyone else left he village to Seoul Nari is lonely and only has the comfort of her loyal dog that tries to comfort her when she is lonely aww dogs, man s best friend Chapter 2 Fire Ki Su a boy that comes from a poor family His mother is very pretty and his dad is lazy One day Ki Su is dared to get a apple from the Orchard While taking an apple from the Orchard he sees his mother with the Orchard owner lying under the tree intercourse The Orchard owner is providing support to Ki Su s family Ki Su is traumatized and is angry at what he sees Things where never the same Until one day a game festival is held at the same time a fire is started Ki Su hears his fathers laughter in the flames Ki Su joins in and throws a fire stick at the Orchards hut and watches it burn I guess that is one way to release stress The mother is very strong because she is willing to do anything to support her family She is very brave and sadly this still happens in today s society, people have to make sacrifices to achieve things Chapter 3 There is a man and he is working at a office and has a dream He dreams that the city has been in a disaster and people and being captured by a gang of hunters Either being captured for food or slavery He wakes up and realizes it was a dream and heads to the lobby of the office and realizes that everyone is a slave at the office They all have messy clothe and are dirty Makes me think of work, it enslaves all of us There is 13chapters but i dont want to bore you My favorite chapter is Chapter 6 The Snake Catcher Brothers Dream It is my favorite because their is 2 brothers who catch snakes for a living and sell them to the snake medicine shop They put all of the savings into a black can and hope to buy their own shop one day Until one day another snake catcher comes and is trying to steal their territory for catching snakes The brothers are watching him carefully A couple of days later the new snake catcher finds a white snake and people say it is worth a lot of money and he becomes rich and famous While the brothers are angry and jealous of his fortune They wondered when will their day come They decide to be like the other snake catcher and do nothing and depend on their luck to find a white snake They use up all of their money from the black can on alcohol and girls Until they ran out of money They yell at the black can and smashes the can to the floor They have nomoney This is my favorite chapter because the black can was their white snake They could have used the money for better things and could of had a better life They were blind to see that the black can was their ticket out of poverty Also it was pretty fun when the brothers broke the can because they blamed their failure on the can What fools Most of the stories talk about life and society It brings to light the most corrupt things in society and how things are in life This book also makes me think about today s society and how things that happened in the past still happen in today s society Even in today s society there istechnology and knowledge Yet, society is still corrupt and unfair This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here In other words, past mistakes he wanted to forget gradually disappear But he subconsciouslyfeels he must make amends for his mistakes The graphic novel Buja s Diary by Seyeong O is a graphicnovel comprised of short stories Many of the characters remain anonymous, but the most prominentcharacters Park, Ahn, and Seo remain important characters The novel is mainly about a man who istrying to remember life moments, but he can only remember them in fragments As if he has amnesia and cannot col In other words, past mistakes he wanted to forget gradually disappear But he subconsciouslyfeels he must make amends for his mistakes The graphic novel Buja s Diary by Seyeong O is a graphicnovel comprised of short stories Many of the characters remain anonymous, but the most prominentcharacters Park, Ahn, and Seo remain important characters The novel is mainly about a man who istrying to remember life moments, but he can only remember them in fragments As if he has amnesia and cannot collect his thoughts any The storyline does not progress in chronological order, rather it continues in a rather jumbled motion, hopping between his childhood, adulthood, and everything in between This book would be enjoyed by readers that are searching for a moral in their novels because this book is comprised of numerous short stories that all have separate messages but tie together into one big theme The novel uses a lot of intense imagery For example, in the first short story, The Little Alley Watcher, the story begins with a strong line of Child is crying The three words can easily portray anguish and desperation along with the pictures of a child sitting alone on a hill watching over an empty village As the short story progresses, we ride along as the child quickly becomes a teenage boy On page 42, when the boy becomes angry and throws a flaming stick into the window of the orchard s hut, the quote The gong could still be heard in the distance Apple trees wavered with the dancing flames The cuckoo continued crying, we can easily picture the apple trees dancing with flames as the loud bangs of the gong rings in the background and the birds caw in the distance, singing their sad song Sensory words are used in such a way that the apple trees almost come alive as you read the book and see the pictures of the flames embracing the trees A final example is on page 161, there are little words but the pictures almost come alive The pictures come from different angles that show first the bowl of rice wine that pours into the bowl while the words Gush gush gush gush, follow the liquid that overflows the small bowl, then the second, which is the man who s mouth is evidently drooling while looking at the wine, and lastly, the two pictures that show his hand reaching for the wine and pouring it greedily into his mouth The second most obvious attribute of this book that makes it so unique, is the connotation that is used to portray emotion For example, on page 111 The unknown man s tongue seemed to flicker and mock them from his bonfire They stared at the fire until it died out The author brings the fire alive He uses the words such as flicker, unknown, and mock, to create a sort of ominous tone for the readers to feel, as if they were there too with the two men, staring at the fire Another example is on page 132, The days after that were filled with tears I trapped wild cats and begged for rice to feed my mother She was still skin and bones, and losing her hair This quote illustrates a melancholy sadness that can only be expressed through loss Loss of hair, loss of body structure, even loss of dignity The words tears, trapped, begged, skin and bones, and losing, all create a mood that is almost desperate or tortured.Finally, the most exceptional part of this book is the way the author hops between time periods but still allows for the reader to make sense of all of it The story goes between first childhood, to middle aged, to older, back to adolescent, and then finally to the most basic infant stage I do recommend this book, but this book is aimedtowards those that are emotionally mature If you do not understand the emotion of this book, you will most likely not understand the morals of the story at all However, it is still definitely a good read and it is an inspiring book that people should read These were some great short stories The stories were very nicely drawn and eerie, in the way that good short stories are My only big complaint is the cover art actually It lookslike an academic monograph than a collection of graphic format stories They should redo the cover I think this was my first read of Korean comics too Very pleasant experience. From Korea comes a collection of incisive observant short stories by a leading artist Reading these thirteen exceptional stories is an experience similar to appreciating a touching poem or watching a series of stills from a silent movie Combining the traits of different artistic genres, O has indeed created his own world of comic art While eloquently presenting a universal human experience, O also brings a delightful and exotic insight into Korean society Whereas Manwa Korean comics can be much than we expect good, but depressing as all get out. 19.95