“Mat” by Edmond Baudoin (a French Bande Dessinée or Graphic Novel)



A graphic novel about Mat. Mat has a difficult relationship with his racist handicapped father. Mat plays football with the Arabs of the “quartier”, his father claims he was handicapped by being shot in the war in Algeria.

J’ai été blessé; handicapé à vie par une balle arabe. (I was wounded, handicapped for life by an Arab bullet).

Mat escapes into a dream world. In the novel he takes Elodie, a black girl, who he finds crying into his dream world. Mat also frequents a cabin in the hills where he tends an injured eagle. The drawings are in black and white and the book takes less than an hour to read from cover to cover but it is worth the trip.

Mat interior

Ah! C’est maintenant que tu arrives!

My rating: 4 out of 5


About jimholroyd365

Hi, my name is Jim, I am an Englishman living in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. I started this blog to share my interests, my photos and to make sense of my world. I take a lot of photographs of various subjects, some of which I intend to share here. I collect diecast cars and get the same thrill at 50 as I did when I was 8, when I find a car I'm searching for, Don't worry, I have a separate blog for this hobby. Please feel free to comment and ask questions on what I blog. I am quite new to this blogging, I was inspired by reading a book, which began as a blog of a London Ambulance Driver: "Blood, Sweat and Tea". I hope my blog will be entertaining and amusing, I did try stand up comedy in the UK and had seven gigs before I left to teach English in Georgia. I love reading and so the blog will include book reviews of books as I finish them.I don't know about which direction this blog will go, I am a great believer in serendipity...let the journey begin...
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