Books, Briefly: Putin’s Russia

“Books, Briefly” is featuring a graphic novel today…

Title: Putin’s Russia: The Rise of a Dictator

Author: Darryl Cunningham

Rating: 4 out of 5.

READ IF YOU LIKE: graphic novels, world politics and issues, biographies, informative reads

MOOD: serious and informational

Makes Putin’s life and Russian/Eastern European political history manageable to consume (fast read!)Lack of a key for the names of the people mentioned; it’s hard to keep track of all of the Eastern European names
Simplistic graphic design (line art with primarily reds and blues)Putin.

FINAL THOUGHTS: While I can’t say that I will remember every detail of Russia’s or Putin’s history (I’m not exactly a history buff with photographic memory), I sure have a lot more understanding of who Putin is and what has led to current political affairs. I wish all biographies could be done in a graphic novel form because they are more engaging to a wider audience and help chunk information in a visual and more linear way.


One response to “Books, Briefly: Putin’s Russia”

  1. is that a Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn volume i see on the shelf in the background?


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