- File Size: 13684 KB
- Print Length: 100 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Digital (October 1, 2012)
- Publication Date: October 1, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009HVQ1JW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #225,987 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Discordia: Six Nights in Crisis Athens Kindle Edition
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Laurie and Molly, versed in capturing civil uprisings, bestow us with a work that is eye opening, visceral and gives us a picture of Greece from a more human perspective - a narrative of human spirit and triumph amongst a climate of fear and violence. We get stories from citizens in a hot Athens from all walks of life: journalists, mental health workers, anarchists and immigrants.
Laurie offers us a glimpse into the mind of a guerrilla journalist, called by some part of her self to tell the story no one else wants to, in prose that is emotive and clear. Facing arrest, violence and the crushing reality of a failing civilization, she endures and muses about the state of journalism and big media in the world.
Molly's illustrations are hauntingly beautiful and are described by her partner as 'neo-Victorian'. Each rendering tells a story which would otherwise be unnoticed as some of the places they went are secluded 'anarchist' zones and don't allow photos.
Gazing into these renderings, one can't help but notice their heliocentric aspects. It's as if Apollo is amidst each portrait, lurking as an anchor, holding the subject together in the composition.Read more ›
The authors have made no attempt to keep the book dispassionate. It's a personal journey, something of a travelogue, full of opinions and character. That suited me very well and made this short book very easy to read. Ms. Penny's writing style is also one I find very competent and agreeable. If for some reason you don't like either the personalised writing style or the personality of the authors themselves then you may not like this book. But personally I think we need more like it. And I hope Laurie Penny in particular writes more like it.
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Great account of the protests in Greece from a fantastic point of view, with amazing illustrations, they complete the tale.Published 16 months ago by Oscar Falcon Lara
If you don't know the names Laurie Penny and Molly Crabapple you will never forget them once you have read/viewed this book - read the deeply personal text by Penny and viewed the... Read morePublished on January 8, 2014 by CB in AK
It was very brave of the two authors to approach this issue. There is no doubt that they were both adequately aware of the issues before starting their venture. Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by Costas
Penny and Crabapple blend their considerable talents in this simple and powerful account of a nation falling into darkness. Read morePublished on April 24, 2013 by Fouch
This is a great book full of honest commentary, adventure and a refreshing, undeniable realness. The art is great and ranges from rapid, messy sketching to some really beautiful... Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by Blair Wotton
Excellent writing, vibrant art. It's an opinionated (left-leaning) description of crisis-struck Athens, but Laurie Penny still manages to give all the details and be critical of... Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Dimitrios Raptis
Well worth the ridiculously low price. Penny's writing is smart, wry, lyrical. For activists around the world who rejoiced in Occupy Wall Street and Tahrir Square and are now... Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by SG
This book will be of interest to fans of the author, and or the illustrator, but for everyone else it won't stand as much more than a novelty. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by E. Talerico
As a journalist who's watched Laurie Penny's unique take on street-level dissent evolve quickly, from among the protesters in London, New York and now Athens, it's fantastic to see... Read morePublished on October 25, 2012 by Markham Nolan
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