Safe Area Gorazde : The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995

Safe Area Gorazde : The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995 - Joe Sacco The only reason I gave this three stars is because this is a bit of hard reading. Not hard in difficulty, but hard in the subject matter. It can be a bit depressing at times, but aside from that, this is a very worthy reading. The story covers the Bosnian war during the nineties until the Dayton Accords period. To be honest, if you want a good history of this time period along with a story of people who lived the war, this is a very good source. It is visual, as a graphic novel can be, but the text is substantial and the work as a whole is a good learning tool. Sacco gives a narrative, but there are also useful asides to give context. Overall, this work is a great example of the possibilities that graphic novels can achieve in terms of literature and visual element. By the way, if you have read works like Maus, you will likely enjoy this one as well. It was a good book to read for me.