Waltz with Bashir : A Lebanon War Story Paperback
by Ari Folman
Illustrated by David Polonsky
One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs.
Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there's a connection between the dream and their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties.
Ari is surprised that he can't remember a thing about that period of his life anymore.
Intrigued by this riddle, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world.
He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself.
As Ari delves deeper and deeper into mystery, his memory begins to creep up in surreal images.
These recollections accumulate until, one day, Ari recalls Sabra and Shatila, and the terrible truth of what happened there is uncovered...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 120 pages, Throughout
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/03/2009
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781848870680
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Review by questbird
A man who fought in the Lebanon War gradually regains his memory of his part in a massacre. He visits several of his war buddies and several psychologists along the way. The book is about the mad moments of war and how it affects young people. I think this was made into a film. There is some hint of real photos in the artwork, especially some shocking ones at the end when details become clearer. Not as good as Joe Sacco's work, with which it's been compared.