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World Record Holders is an artistic story that can feel abstract. And that’s pretty much all I have to say about Guy Delisle’s story. But I cannot go all Forest Gump and end on that note, therefore, I will add a couple technical things to my review. Helge Dascher and Rob Aspinall are the translators. And Delisle is both author and illustrator.
Now I will add some feelings, thoughts and so forth I had. The stories are not necessarily connected, but the share the theme of being a look into the mind of someone who thinks and has something to say. Even if you are not always sure what is happening. We see the world through his eyes, but through narrators of all types. Overall, things are interesting, not for everyone and I would recommend not reading in one sitting and/or a second (or third or fourth….) reading. I recommend being comfortable and not having distractions. This is not a book to start your graphic novel reading, unless you are a fan of Delisle.
World Record Holders the story that gives the book its name is near the middle of the collection. I was wondering if that had been first or last if my opinion of things would have been different as I was “looking for” that one. Also, I am curious if I read just a “one story” graphic novel, and not one with various stories, if things might have been more pleasant for my first experience with him. Though at the same time, I have a feeling this artists work is on a sophisticated artist level that is not for everyone.
For at least 14 and up more due to concepts than content, but there are some mature themes.