Hamid Sulaiman ´ 7 Free readThis is the kind of book I always feel bad about not liking better It s important subject matter about real lives being destroyed or sent into upheaval And yet all I do is wonder why the author didn t Dirty Work provide con only downside a mix of fiction real eventsYet aowerful insight into the once Hearts Farthings proclaimed democratic revolutionsWhilst the book is vey anti Assad in the beginning it shows the true nature of war and how nearly allarticipants turn to monsters with and sufferings and retaliation It s near impossible to tell an uplifting or a comprehensive story of the still ongoing wars within Syria and this book doesn t attempt to do so but tells a story of complicated situations that can t be contained within a binary of good and evil Sulaiman himself a Syrian refugee attempts to educate foreigners on the international scope of the war in his home country and show that there are kind and caring eople within who believe in the human right to survive The Syrian war carries so much tragedy day after day and as foreigners we don t get to see many individual stories on the news This novel was finished in 2016 and
Just A Few Monthsa few months in 2019 new terrible dimensions of the civil war unfold drawing deaths and despair Fck I m neither a essimist nor an optimist I m a realist I never thought I d see the day we d be Little Darlings pandering to the likes of Abu atada and Salemg 214This isn t a good book I m sorry to say I m not even sure what it s about I got
"the main message syria is hellthat s it "main message Syria is hellThat s it stumbled through the book If you asked me who the characters were and what their motivations were I d be unable to answer If you asked me What happened in the book I d be unable to answer Who was good Who did what to whom Who betrayed whom What the heck was going on I have no ideaI know Hamid Sulaiman fled Syria and wrot another great graphic novel about middle eastern conflict although sulaimans style of completely black and white formal than cartoon is different to almost all graphic novels i ve read before i really enjoyed it except for one frame Greenwich parodying the sistine chapel with two charactersassing a zootgosh i couldnt help but cringe good for basic knowledge of the early stages of the syrian civil war leaving u with lots of ointers of where else to research etc also highlighting hypocrisy from some of the owers involved the way it Your Name Here points out where the arms are sold from Dope book Hamid As much as the remarkable story that Freedom Hospital tells it doesn t feel very effective The advantage that comic book format has over other mediums is theower of the visuals Hamid Sulaiman s visuals are sketchy minimalistic and communicating with negative spaces rather than drawn lines The style is effective at Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, places evoking a rebellious street mural kind ofoignancy But at many other True places where the critical drama happens it falls short One wonders if a Joe Sacco kind of attention to detail could have helped The overall effect of Hamid s style is to make it feel like a skim. JOE SACCO MEETS PERSEPOLIS IN THIS GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM A NEW INTERNATIONAL TALENT HAMID SULAIMAN WINNER ENGLISH PEN AWARD It is spring 2012 and 40000eople have died since the start of the Syrian Arab Spring In the wake of this Yasmine has set up a cl. Through an otherwise deeply humanist tale This ast week I read The Arab of the Future volume 3 of Riad Sattouf s memoir about growing up in mostly Syria and France set in the eighties an amusing tale of an economic and olitical system in chaos I also read Don Brown s YA oriented Unwanted stories focused on 21st century
SYRIAN REFUGEES A CONTINUING TRAGEDY FREEDOM HOSPITAL IS GRAPHICrefugees a continuing tragedy Freedom Hospital is graphic historical fiction set in 2012 40 000 eople have already at this oint DIED AT THIS POINT IN WHAT at this oint in what known as the Syrian Arab Spring what Life Leverage people had hoped and still hope was the beginning of a revolution against a brutal regime that has had international nightmarish implications The story focuses on various youngeople working toward the revolution out of a small clandestine hospital The effect isn t so much historical as literary which is to say it gives the feel of what it might have been for young hopeful Bulbophyllums; the Incomplete Guide, From A to WHY? people living inolitical chaos with Alhambra people dead and dying all around It feels in story and artworkoetic which is to say all the connections to historical events or lot or character are less detailed intimated It s scratch off black and white artwork sort of blotchy which makes me think it is consistent with the diy nature of the hospital There s a 12 character list at the opening to help you follow maybe too many characters for a short book My attraction to it is my third way of resenting connections to an international Its a Lat Lat Lat Lat World political disaster largely ignored by the international community What can journalists and other writers do to bear witness This would not be useful were it the only thing you read about Syria today but it is useful asart of the The Infinite Air puzzle Freedom Hospital is a mix of fact and fiction based around an underground Syrian hospital which tends to injured rebels At the start of the book it feels like the rebels wanted aeaceful solution to the country s The Spill problems As time goes on and the death toll climbs they are turned to violence too This leaves a space for extremists to recruit those who feel failed by both sides and we see how Isis tried to take advantage of the situationAs well as these three factions of course there are those who just want to get on with their lives along with their human rights so uashed by Assad The daily death countrinted at the top of the Pandoras Planet pages is a saddenign reminder of the senseless loss of the conflictAssad s regime isropped up by foreign weapons and throughout the Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? pages the tankslanes and artillery are tagged by who How To Win At Casino Gambling provided what a lot from Russia but tother countries aren t innocent eitherIf you re uite well informed of the Syria situation I m not sure reading this will add much but it serves as a good introduction It s not an intenselyersonal approach as Hamid has used anecdotes from many of his friends who stayed behind rather than writing an account of his own experienceI m not a huge fan of the artwork but its sparseness does fit with the subject matter here It is hard to find the right word. Andestine hospital in the north of the country Her town is controlled by Assads brutal regime but is relatively stable However as the months ass the situation becomes increasingly complex and violent Told in stark beautiful black and white imagery Fr.
S to say about this book The war in Syria is atrocious and abominable and we need to know about it I am
Not Going To Say Thatgoing to say that face of war only non fictional writing is justified No uite the contrary some
Of The Greatest Pieces Of Art Arethe greatest ieces of art are with human suffering in war times Guernica Im Westen nichts Neues Apocalypse Now etc etc Freedom Hospital is a legitimate When Not to Build personal expression of an artist about the Syrian civil war Yet I doubt that it is either useful for understanding it better or a greatiece of art And the only way for me to judge this book is by taking it as a iece of artMuch of my depreciation of this book is a roblem I have with the whole genre graphic novels and comics I can t stand trivial text If this genre is to be a compound of two diverse arts the art of literature and the art of drawing then I expect the artists of this genre to try to excel in both of these involved arts And the conversation text in this book is commonplace in an embarrassing way trivial artless below mediocre simply bad Now if the Hello Bravo ! - Activity Book pictures were great they might save some of the negative impression I had from the book And I must admit that unlike the text theictures do attempt at being art It can arouse an impression of dark times in a dark An Eye for an Eye place Nothing unexpected in view of the topic appropriate But why are the characters so flat so indistinguishable This doesn t make sense as the dramatisersonae in the beginning of the book and the development of the story treats the characters clearly as individuals as distinguishable And the same is true for the locations Undamaged houses and rubble are hardly distinguishable either I do believe that the author is mourning over the loss of his country Syria and he is clearly in favor of the Still Side by Side political anti Assad opposition not in favor of the islamist opposition though but he treats the country without love when he draws itAll in all this seems to be a rambling book to me I need to get my information and my art about the tragedy of Syria from somewhere else Any suggestions It s critical to understand the complex war in Syria a revolution that began as a hopeful resistance of a tyrannical leader turning arms on hiseople that turned into a conflict between a tyrannical government and terrorist groups of the Islamic brotherhood backed by the money and military ower of Russia and the US However if I hadn t already read about this I think this book would confuse me and graphic novels are known for their ability to make complex topics understandable in that regard this failed The art was minimalist and sketchy which could give an atmosphere of chaos and mess but could also just confuse the narrative
"the characters were so blurry that i could "characters were so blurry that I could tell who was who much less find a way to connect and care for them especially when the entire text was dialogue driven only However it is an important topic and one could do worse things than ick this up I admire the writer and what he endured and it was a very fast rea. Eedom Hospital illuminates a complicated situation with gut wrenching detail and very dark humor The story of Syria is one of the most devastating narratives of our age and Freedom Hospital is an important and timely book from a new international tale. .