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On Tyranny (Graphic Edition): 20 Lessons From The Twentieth Century by Snyder & Krug - Book Recommendation

"To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power, because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle." In penning On Tyranny , Snyder and Krug created a masterpiece of a graphic novel that presents historical lessons from nations that have fallen into dictatorship in recent past. This is a book that calls us into action to defend our countries against influence(s) that may seek to take it over in the way of division and hate. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK There is always an unconscious assumption about people living in countries that are under despotic rule. We think they are weak-willed or easily led. We assume any normal person ought to see the kind of disaster that befell them coming a mile away. On Tyranny: 20 Lessons From The Twentieth Century shows us how hard it is to spot despotism when it is looming over us, especially if we are not the ones feeling the pinch. It tells us

The Keeper of the Little Folk (Fairy Balm) by Carbone, Barrau & Forns - Book Recommendation

This is the tale of Elina who, discovering that her ill grandmother is the keeper of the little folk , had to step in for her in stemming a threat that is about to send the fairy community into crisis. LIKES The art evokes warm feelings in me. The colour combination and the detail that went into the paintings make this book a collectible. DISLIKES The story is a bit cliche and predictable but charming nonetheless. WHO IS IT FOR? This is for lovers of fairytales of all kinds, though this story is as traditional as they come. Many thanks to Europe Comics for providing a review copy.