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Friday, November 27, 2020

Read The World - Macedonia - Macedonia: What Does It Take To Stop A War?

 Book: Macedonia: What Does It Take To Stop A War

Author: Harvey Pekar

Pages: 176

Book takes place in the country: YES

Author is from the country: NO

I have visited: NO

This is my 97th read for the year

This graphic novel is about a peace activits named Heather Roberson.  She sets out for Macedonia that tends to refrain from violence.  During her month long visit she explores the country and meets many shady characters among new friends and allies.  She talks to government officials, and professors, and academics, and ordinary citizens to figure out how Macedonia remains at peace.

This was a pretty good graphic novel.  It was a bit choppy in the writing and some parts were just so so.  But I did learn an incredible amount about Macedonia.  The book if full of facts and information related tothe countries past and present (at the time of the writing in 2007), and those parts were well written.  There is also an epilogue at the end of the book that is well written that wraps up the information nicely.

A good find.  Most books you find related to Macedonia are about Alexander the Great.  However - most of thos books don't take place in the country, so they didn't qualify for my Read the World challenge.  I am glad I read this one and will add it to my collection.

Stars: 4

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