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1942, Paris, Passage de la Bonne Graine. Rose, pour sauver son amie juive, Sarah, décide d'intervenir auprès de l'officier chargé de l'enquête, Mark. Rose est mariée à un prisonnier de guerre, avec qui elle a un enfant. Pourtant elle va se lancer dans une passion avec cet Allemand qui va lui révéler la femme qu'elle est. " "Collaboration Horizontale"", cest l'histoire d'un 1942, Paris, Passage de la Bonne Graine. Rose, pour sauver son amie juive, Sarah, décide d'intervenir auprès de l'officier chargé de l'enquête, Mark. Rose est mariée à un prisonnier de guerre, avec qui elle a un enfant. Pourtant elle va se lancer dans une passion avec cet Allemand qui va lui révéler la femme qu'elle est. " "Collaboration Horizontale"", cest l'histoire d'un amour interdit, d'une communauté de femmes solidaires, du quotidien d'un immeuble sous l'occupation... Entre héroïsme et trahison, il n'y a qu'un pas, souvent dangereux.


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1942, Paris, Passage de la Bonne Graine. Rose, pour sauver son amie juive, Sarah, décide d'intervenir auprès de l'officier chargé de l'enquête, Mark. Rose est mariée à un prisonnier de guerre, avec qui elle a un enfant. Pourtant elle va se lancer dans une passion avec cet Allemand qui va lui révéler la femme qu'elle est. " "Collaboration Horizontale"", cest l'histoire d'un 1942, Paris, Passage de la Bonne Graine. Rose, pour sauver son amie juive, Sarah, décide d'intervenir auprès de l'officier chargé de l'enquête, Mark. Rose est mariée à un prisonnier de guerre, avec qui elle a un enfant. Pourtant elle va se lancer dans une passion avec cet Allemand qui va lui révéler la femme qu'elle est. " "Collaboration Horizontale"", cest l'histoire d'un amour interdit, d'une communauté de femmes solidaires, du quotidien d'un immeuble sous l'occupation... Entre héroïsme et trahison, il n'y a qu'un pas, souvent dangereux.

30 review for Collaboration Horizontale

  1. 5 out of 5

    merixien

    4,5 ⭐️ Savaşta, geride kalan kadın olmaya dair çok etkileyici bir çizgi roman. Çizimleri çok etkileyici. Ayrıca her ne kadar çeviri aşamasında “İsyan Günlerinde Aşk” adına dönüşse de hikaye özünde II. Dünya Savaşı Fransa’sında kadın olmayı pek çok cepheden veriyor. Bunu yaparken de duyguları çok güçlü bir şekilde aktarıyor. Körlüğün çok sade bir şekilde anlatılıp bu kadar derinde hissettirmesi insanı hayran bırakıyor. Hayatın gri bölgelerinde, ödenecek bedellerin hep kadınlara kaldığını bir kere 4,5 ⭐️ Savaşta, geride kalan kadın olmaya dair çok etkileyici bir çizgi roman. Çizimleri çok etkileyici. Ayrıca her ne kadar çeviri aşamasında “İsyan Günlerinde Aşk” adına dönüşse de hikaye özünde II. Dünya Savaşı Fransa’sında kadın olmayı pek çok cepheden veriyor. Bunu yaparken de duyguları çok güçlü bir şekilde aktarıyor. Körlüğün çok sade bir şekilde anlatılıp bu kadar derinde hissettirmesi insanı hayran bırakıyor. Hayatın gri bölgelerinde, ödenecek bedellerin hep kadınlara kaldığını bir kere daha okumanın sıkıntısına ve hikayenin sonunda kırılan kalbime rağmen çok sevdim. Çizgi roman okumayı seviyorsanız es geçmeyin. “Çocukluk kadar zor iyileşen bir şey daha yoktur. Neyse ki artık çocuk değilsin, hayatın sana ait Joséphine.” “Fikirlerin için mücadele et, sırlarını da sakla. Ancak böyle hayatta kalırsın. Bir tane de kedi edin. Kediler gerçekten deli olanları uzaklaştırır.” “Birine onu sevdiğini söyleyememeye kıyasla ölüm hiçbir şeydir.” “- Mücadele etmekten yoruldum artık. + Kadınız biz, mücadele etmek için yaratıldık. ..... Madalya almasak da...”

  2. 4 out of 5

    Callum McLaughlin

    “Horizontal collaboration” is a term coined to describe French women who embarked on romantic or sexual relationships with German soldiers during Occupation. This graphic novel opens in the present day, with a young woman visiting her elderly grandmother, lamenting the complexities of modern love. This inspires her grandmother to finally open up about her own past, divulging the details of a tragic love affair she became entangled in back in 1942. Though the context of war clearly plays an import “Horizontal collaboration” is a term coined to describe French women who embarked on romantic or sexual relationships with German soldiers during Occupation. This graphic novel opens in the present day, with a young woman visiting her elderly grandmother, lamenting the complexities of modern love. This inspires her grandmother to finally open up about her own past, divulging the details of a tragic love affair she became entangled in back in 1942. Though the context of war clearly plays an important part in setting up the story, and it does indeed loom ominously in the background, the focus is placed firmly on the characters and the intricacies of their everyday lives. With much of the story set in a single apartment building, weaving in and out of the various inhabitants’ lives, we are presented with a microcosm of society at the time. This allows the author to show us the universal struggles that continued to dominate even in times of international crisis. From petty squabbles with the neighbours, to issues of domestic violence, and from secret love affairs, to quiet struggles with sexuality; this book touches on so much of the human experience. The characters themselves are realistically flawed and complex. Within the relatively short scope of the story, the author manages to paint a picture of the moral dilemmas that people were forced to navigate day to day, and the divide between those who acted in aid of the greater good, and those who served only themselves. The book has its moments of charm and hope, but it doesn’t shy away from the harsh reality many people faced under Occupation. Indeed, there were at least four occasions when I felt like I’d been punched in the gut. My only slight critique is how fast moving the narrative was on occasion, which meant it took me some time to get to grips with the dynamic between the numerous characters. That said, the art is a huge factor in the success of any graphic novel, and Maurel’s style is gorgeous; ideally suited to the story being told. Rich, vivid and expressive, her work is at its best when she employs aesthetically striking and emotionally haunting imagery. If the story was a solid 4 star read for me, the artwork more than earned the book that coveted 5th star. I’ve deliberately avoided plot specifics, as I went into this somewhat blind, and would encourage others to do the same if possible. I loved watching the highs and lows of these characters’ lives unfold, and it’s a story I know will stay with me. I sincerely hope Navie and Maurel will team up again in the future; their styles working here in perfect harmony.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Aurélia

    Un trait superbe, un traitement graphique original et tellement juste dans le choix des couleurs (dans les tons de sépia, qui nous transportent sans soucis dans la France des années 1940). Les planches sur l'explosion / l'expression des sentiments sont sublimes, délicates, prenantes... C'était beau, triste, émouvant, prenant aux tripes. Un coup de coeur ! Un trait superbe, un traitement graphique original et tellement juste dans le choix des couleurs (dans les tons de sépia, qui nous transportent sans soucis dans la France des années 1940). Les planches sur l'explosion / l'expression des sentiments sont sublimes, délicates, prenantes... C'était beau, triste, émouvant, prenant aux tripes. Un coup de coeur !

  4. 4 out of 5

    Metin Yılmaz

    Çok güzel bir gerçek hayat öyküsü. Savaş zamanı aşkı anlatan güzel bir çalışma.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lel Budge

    Well this broke my heart ! A stunningly illustrated graphic novel that tells the tale of women in France during World War 2… Virginie’s grandmother, admits she never loved her husband Raymond, but she had been in love once… The story then goes back to the war, in France. Rose lives with her young son, Lucien, her husband Raymond is away, a prisoner of war. She is a nurse and she is helping young Anael, a young Jewish boy who is hiding with his mother in the same building… There is also Josephine, sh Well this broke my heart ! A stunningly illustrated graphic novel that tells the tale of women in France during World War 2… Virginie’s grandmother, admits she never loved her husband Raymond, but she had been in love once… The story then goes back to the war, in France. Rose lives with her young son, Lucien, her husband Raymond is away, a prisoner of war. She is a nurse and she is helping young Anael, a young Jewish boy who is hiding with his mother in the same building… There is also Josephine, she works at a cabaret….but is really an ‘escort’…the only way she can survive, but she is struggling to cope and there is tragedy ahead… Madame Flament, an elderly woman, who appears a bit dotty, but this is not the case….can she be trusted…..can anyone? Young Rose falls in love with a German soldier…..they keep their trysts secret as no one would understand…. Camille the blind man is loved by all and although he is blind he sees more than anyone…. A beautiful story that shows the awful circumstances many women found themselves in and the effects of war on those left at home alone…..what they had to do just to survive, with love, loss, domestic violence, tragedy and betrayal…..a stunning read.. Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Viedefun

    La vie des français sous l'occupation. Nous suivons une jeune femme qui va tomber amoureuse d'un soldat allemand. Les voisins qui dénoncent les juifs qui se cachent, les résistants de la dernière heure qui vont punir les femmes à la libération. Rien ne nous est épargné dans cette BD qui retranscrit malheureusement la nature humaine dans ce qu'elle a de pire....Heureusement, il reste l'amour.... Ma note : 16,5/20 La vie des français sous l'occupation. Nous suivons une jeune femme qui va tomber amoureuse d'un soldat allemand. Les voisins qui dénoncent les juifs qui se cachent, les résistants de la dernière heure qui vont punir les femmes à la libération. Rien ne nous est épargné dans cette BD qui retranscrit malheureusement la nature humaine dans ce qu'elle a de pire....Heureusement, il reste l'amour.... Ma note : 16,5/20

  7. 4 out of 5

    prettybooks

    18/20 La guerre et la cohabitation avec les allemands traités de différents points de vue.. Tout en nous racontant une histoire d’amour interdite. Une BD captivante dont les dessins sont de vraies merveilles. Ma chronique : https://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/2... 18/20 La guerre et la cohabitation avec les allemands traités de différents points de vue.. Tout en nous racontant une histoire d’amour interdite. Une BD captivante dont les dessins sont de vraies merveilles. Ma chronique : https://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/2...

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ma

    L'évidence ce sont les dessins, magnifiques et intelligents, qui racontent tellement. Légèrement confuse par la narration au début, je me suis laissée conquérir par cette belle histoire complexe et touchante. L'évidence ce sont les dessins, magnifiques et intelligents, qui racontent tellement. Légèrement confuse par la narration au début, je me suis laissée conquérir par cette belle histoire complexe et touchante.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Alex (ReadingBetweenTheNotes)

    Before I even started reading this, I flicked through the pages and I was struck by the beauty of the colour scheme. The neutrals and muted tones really added to the book and allowed the story to shine. There were, however, pops of brighter citrus colours at appropriate moments, which I loved because they added emphasis to important plot points. In terms of the story, I thought this was a very unique take on a period of history that has been written about often. I have a soft spot for WWII fictio Before I even started reading this, I flicked through the pages and I was struck by the beauty of the colour scheme. The neutrals and muted tones really added to the book and allowed the story to shine. There were, however, pops of brighter citrus colours at appropriate moments, which I loved because they added emphasis to important plot points. In terms of the story, I thought this was a very unique take on a period of history that has been written about often. I have a soft spot for WWII fiction but I acknowledge that the market is somewhat saturated. However, this is the first time I have read about that era from this perspective. Navie captures the innocence of children, the hardships of war and the complexities of loveless marriages with nuance. I will admit that I would occasionally lose my bearings while reading, as the scenes would change very quickly and without warning. I don’t think it helped that I was tired while reading though! I was able to sort things out in my mind without too much difficulty and didn’t have any problems understanding what was going on. Finally, I enjoyed how the characters’ stories all interlinked and I was impressed with the amount of empathy the author and illustrator were able to evoke from me in such a short amount of pages. The ending was very poignant. I definitely recommend this one to fans of WWII fiction! Thank you to the publisher and Anne Cater/Random Things Tours for providing me with a free copy!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mathilde

    Cette BD est sublime tant par le message que par les dessins qui sont grandioses. J'adore le travail graphique de Carole Maurel ! Cette BD est sublime tant par le message que par les dessins qui sont grandioses. J'adore le travail graphique de Carole Maurel !

  11. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    3.75

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sibel

    “Aşık olunca havalara uçmazsın, aşka düşersin.”

  13. 4 out of 5

    Book-Social

    OK confession time. This is my first ever graphic novel! Apologies are therefore needed, I can’t review Horizontal Collaboration from anything like an experienced fans point of view. I am simply a girl who has an interest in the plot (World War Two collaborators) and who was curious. The quality of the art, the conventions of the genre, the originality etc. are therefore not being judged. This one is purely on enjoyment. I was surprised when the book arrived to see it was hardback. I expected it OK confession time. This is my first ever graphic novel! Apologies are therefore needed, I can’t review Horizontal Collaboration from anything like an experienced fans point of view. I am simply a girl who has an interest in the plot (World War Two collaborators) and who was curious. The quality of the art, the conventions of the genre, the originality etc. are therefore not being judged. This one is purely on enjoyment. I was surprised when the book arrived to see it was hardback. I expected it to be, well, a comic! My only experience of graphic novels was via a ‘women in comics’ elective during my A level Media Studies where I read everything from the Beano to Marvel. That was however more years than I care to remember and using comics many, many people had previously read. The genre has certainly come a long way since then. This gleaming, hard backed copy of Horizontal Collaboration was a thing of beauty. I wouldn’t hesitate (from the cover alone) to buy this as a gift for any comic book fans. I’m already lining up possible male suspects for birthday presents. I say male suspects however that is very sexist of me. Women like comics too and in fact the book is all about women. Lots of them, all interwoven, all flawed, all struggling for different reasons in war torn France. Josephine the cabaret/escort girl with tragedy looming. Rose the married nurse who is doomed to fall in love with a German soldier. Simone the young artist, struggling to live with her mother who wants nothing more than for her to be a nice lady and marry a good husband. There were quite a few names and I did have to go back once or twice to clarify who was who but given that the book as a whole took me about half an hour to read this was no great hardship. We were only really treated to a brief snapshot of these women’s lives, yet this was enough to offer a myriad of issues and emotion. Despite the horrors of the war, war was not the only thing that loomed large in their lives. Yet it still permeated their home as smoke would a room, to equal devastating effect. It maybe my newness to the genre but I did have to concentrate at times as to who was saying what and what a certain section meant. I soon settled in to the rhythm however, which was made easier by the simply exceptional illustrations, From the striking front cover to the full page extraordinaires, I loved them. My thanks must go to Korero Press via Random Things Tours for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed it and was blown away by its beauty. I will certainly be searching out graphic comics with renewed interest from now on. Any one have any recommendations?

  14. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    I don’t normally read “Graphic Novels”, not because I don’t like it, but because I really don’t know where to find the good ones or to have a good variety to search on. Horizontal Collaboration is a complex and realistic story that will stay with you for a long time; the emotional charge of the story told with some really beautiful illustrations have stolen my heart. It’s always surprising how an illustration can make you feel so many emotions and sensations without a simple word. This is the stor I don’t normally read “Graphic Novels”, not because I don’t like it, but because I really don’t know where to find the good ones or to have a good variety to search on. Horizontal Collaboration is a complex and realistic story that will stay with you for a long time; the emotional charge of the story told with some really beautiful illustrations have stolen my heart. It’s always surprising how an illustration can make you feel so many emotions and sensations without a simple word. This is the story of some characters living on a building in Paris on 1942; how their lives are all connected. It’s curious because even if they all have their own secrets they all respect and take care of each other. Since the beginning you suspect that this will not be a happy ending story, but after you read it, you understand that their acts are not a result of jealousy or angriness, they are a result of care and preservation. It may not seem that way when you just finish the story, but with a cold mind you can understand almost all the actions, even if the results ended dramatically bad. This book will be on my top ten this year, I loved every page of it; I don’t want to make any spoilers or to tell too much about it. Take a chance to Horizontal Collaboration it is worth every page!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tori

    Kitabın orijinal ismi Yatay Işbirliği. Almanlar Fransa'yı ısgal ettiğinde, Alman askerleriyle duygusal ilişkiler kuran kadınlar için kullanılan bir tabir. Almanlara gücü yetmeyen Fransızların savaştan sonra ihbar edilen bu kadınları yakalayıp ibret-i alem olsun diye meydanlarda soyup, saçlarını tıraş ederek hırsını kadınlardan çıkarması zaten tartışmaya açık bir konu. Bu kitapta sadece işbirliği (!) yapan bir kadın değil, savaş konu olunca pek bahsedilmeyen birden fazla kadının hikayesini okuyor Kitabın orijinal ismi Yatay Işbirliği. Almanlar Fransa'yı ısgal ettiğinde, Alman askerleriyle duygusal ilişkiler kuran kadınlar için kullanılan bir tabir. Almanlara gücü yetmeyen Fransızların savaştan sonra ihbar edilen bu kadınları yakalayıp ibret-i alem olsun diye meydanlarda soyup, saçlarını tıraş ederek hırsını kadınlardan çıkarması zaten tartışmaya açık bir konu. Bu kitapta sadece işbirliği (!) yapan bir kadın değil, savaş konu olunca pek bahsedilmeyen birden fazla kadının hikayesini okuyoruz. Peki türkçeye bu kitabı hangi isimle kazandırıyoruz? Isgal Günlerinde Aşk? Yapıştır geç.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    This was one of the best comics I've ever read. The author manages to fully flesh out more than one complicated storyline, it allowed for in-depth characterisation, and the artwork and text compliment and support each other in all the right places. It humanized some very difficult topics, and showed alternative perspectives that really did exist historically. It was just so good. Highly recommended. This was one of the best comics I've ever read. The author manages to fully flesh out more than one complicated storyline, it allowed for in-depth characterisation, and the artwork and text compliment and support each other in all the right places. It humanized some very difficult topics, and showed alternative perspectives that really did exist historically. It was just so good. Highly recommended.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Dreadymorticia

    BD magnifique, tant l’histoire que les dessins

  18. 4 out of 5

    Asta Schmitz

    Beautifully illustrated graphic novel that shows WWII through the eyes of various French women. In particular a woman having a love affair with a nazi. So, daring in that respect. I don't recall ever having read or seen this perspective on WWII before. At times the story struck me as naive but 'understated' might be a better way to put it. The nazi in question shares how his childhood prepped him for the army. Just when I was thinking how a childhood full of propaganda is no excuse for following Beautifully illustrated graphic novel that shows WWII through the eyes of various French women. In particular a woman having a love affair with a nazi. So, daring in that respect. I don't recall ever having read or seen this perspective on WWII before. At times the story struck me as naive but 'understated' might be a better way to put it. The nazi in question shares how his childhood prepped him for the army. Just when I was thinking how a childhood full of propaganda is no excuse for following Hitler and taking part in mass murder, a character would voice that opinion. Before this I read Monstress, which also deals with survival and war. While they treat similar subjects, the approach couldn't be more different. There's something to say for both but I found this look at war away from the battlefield (but with danger all around nonetheless) intriguing.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ark of Books

    4.5 stars to this beautiful graphic novel. This is a story about women during World War 2 in France. There is not really a main character, but the story follows a little but more Rose, a young woman whose husband is a war prisonner. Each of these women are very different is their styles and their beliefs. My favorite character was actually one of the only men in the story called Camille. He was an old blind man who in his own way healed each of the women. When the narrator was inside his head, t 4.5 stars to this beautiful graphic novel. This is a story about women during World War 2 in France. There is not really a main character, but the story follows a little but more Rose, a young woman whose husband is a war prisonner. Each of these women are very different is their styles and their beliefs. My favorite character was actually one of the only men in the story called Camille. He was an old blind man who in his own way healed each of the women. When the narrator was inside his head, there was only a black page with words all over it, which represented the way he "saw" things. It was really disturbing and interesting at the same time, because I had never seen anything like it before. In general, this book was a painfully beautiful story about women and the way they had to deal with war.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Manon

    1942, dans un immeuble principalement habité par des femmes... Parmi ces destins de femmes sous l'occupation, on va suivre Rose qui va tomber amoureuse d'un soldat allemand... Un sujet dur mais passionnant ! Les mots choisis sont parfaits, sublimés par les dessins de Carole Maurel (gros gros GROS coup de cœur) ! Je n'ai qu'un reproche à faire : j'ai eu un peu de mal avec la narration chorale, certes intéressante, mais pas toujours évidente à suivre. Les personnages sont peut-être un chouïa trop n 1942, dans un immeuble principalement habité par des femmes... Parmi ces destins de femmes sous l'occupation, on va suivre Rose qui va tomber amoureuse d'un soldat allemand... Un sujet dur mais passionnant ! Les mots choisis sont parfaits, sublimés par les dessins de Carole Maurel (gros gros GROS coup de cœur) ! Je n'ai qu'un reproche à faire : j'ai eu un peu de mal avec la narration chorale, certes intéressante, mais pas toujours évidente à suivre. Les personnages sont peut-être un chouïa trop nombreux. Cependant j'ai été touchée en plein cœur par l'histoire d'amour (et les dessins, je vous ai déjà dit que les dessins étaient magnifiques ?) et je recommande chaudement cette BD. Ma note : 9/10

  21. 4 out of 5

    Laurelas

    J'ai beaucoup aimé cette BD qui traite d'un sujet sensible avec beaucoup de grâce et d'émotion. Le récit est un peu "flou" par moments, et j'ai l'impression que l'histoire était faite de sortes d'une succession de moments, plus que d'une histoire très bien délimitée. Des moments dans un immeuble parisien pendant l'occupation. Là où chacun fait ses choix comme il peut... Une jolie découverte que je vous conseille ! J'ai beaucoup aimé cette BD qui traite d'un sujet sensible avec beaucoup de grâce et d'émotion. Le récit est un peu "flou" par moments, et j'ai l'impression que l'histoire était faite de sortes d'une succession de moments, plus que d'une histoire très bien délimitée. Des moments dans un immeuble parisien pendant l'occupation. Là où chacun fait ses choix comme il peut... Une jolie découverte que je vous conseille !

  22. 4 out of 5

    Marie S.

    The ending was way stronger than the beginning. Some subplots were not really well handled, and I don't get why there were so many of them in such a short graphic novel. However, the ending was sad and hard hitting. The ending was way stronger than the beginning. Some subplots were not really well handled, and I don't get why there were so many of them in such a short graphic novel. However, the ending was sad and hard hitting.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dustyloup

    Encore une histoire sur la deuxième guerre mondiale ? Oui, mais plutôt sur les relations humaines, les secrets on garde, la raison du cœur, l'amour/le souffrance. Franchement je ne voulais pas aimer cet histoire, mais la profondeur m'a convaincu ! Encore une histoire sur la deuxième guerre mondiale ? Oui, mais plutôt sur les relations humaines, les secrets on garde, la raison du cœur, l'amour/le souffrance. Franchement je ne voulais pas aimer cet histoire, mais la profondeur m'a convaincu !

  24. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    My heart is still recovering from unexpectedly being submerged by the torment of anguished love that is Horizontal Collaboration. It brutally puts things into perspective, how fortunate and privileged we are today. The story opens in the present with Virginie telling her Grandmother that she is scared to tell a boy she thinks he’s the one. Before we know it we are whisked back to the 1940’s, a drastically different world. Young boys are being forced to sign up for war and Jews are in hiding fear My heart is still recovering from unexpectedly being submerged by the torment of anguished love that is Horizontal Collaboration. It brutally puts things into perspective, how fortunate and privileged we are today. The story opens in the present with Virginie telling her Grandmother that she is scared to tell a boy she thinks he’s the one. Before we know it we are whisked back to the 1940’s, a drastically different world. Young boys are being forced to sign up for war and Jews are in hiding fearing for their lives. Our generation has never had to fight like those before us. We don’t have to watch our comrades being blown to pieces from a landmine or listen to the sound of the bombs dropping from overhead. It made me realise how much we take for granted, our basic human needs and rights. It tore me apart knowing that this was a real time and many people suffered unnecessarily. Today you hear people moaning about no wifi access in a Starbucks…how the times have changed. This book made me look around and focus on the things that matter, the beauty and love that surrounds us daily. We just need to look up once in a while. I couldn’t help but be reminded of Rear Window at points as I watched the multiple stories unfold through the apartment block windows. It was intense and I felt intrusive as the facades of each character melted away behind closed doors. In a time of war and death, knowing who to trust was a constant fear. If you placed it in the wrong hands it could sign your death sentence. This was a ticking time bomb waiting to explode as the tension builds on each page which made for gripping storytelling. The illustrations are a beauty to behold. I could honestly sit and stare at them all day, they are breathtaking and elegantly dance across the page. The amount of fine detail adds to the disturbing realism of the time. They capture the mixture of emotions that bewilderedly stumbled the streets. Simply magnifique. When you learn about war in school, it’s often focused on the men doing the fighting. (which is extremely honourable in its own right) But it’s a rarity that we are shown the women’s perspective, the ones left behind forcing themselves to carry on. They are silently holding down the fort at home, keeping things in order and looking out for each other. It was empowering to read and I respected the bravery of the women that took centre stage. The reader only gets to see fleeting glimpses of Rose and Mark’s forbidden relationship, but it’s all we need. You can see and feel the love they have for each other. The romantic montage of them going to the fair has very little dialogue and its a perfect snapshot of their relationship. Words are not needed, you just have to look and you know. The themes throughout are dark and still relatable today, domestic abuse, prostitutes and war with each other, be it the government or troops in Iraq. We humans always seem to be fighting some sort of battle. Horizontal Collaboration shows the fight at home and within the people around us, lies, paranoia and deception. Sleeping with the enemy has never been more apparent. I applaud Navie & Maurel’s choice to use extracts from speeches such as the appeal of 18th June speech made to the French people. It placed you there, in the moment. I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for the people, a traumatic time to be alive. I’ll be honest dear reader, towards the end I was a mess. So many what-ifs and missed chances. The raw pain and emotion captured in the illustrations and dialogue is gracefully heart-rending. Just thinking about it all over again is already bringing the tears on. Words are not enough to describe it, you have to experience this story for yourself. I give Horizontal Collaboration By Navie & Carole Maurel a Four out of Five paw rating. This book broke me and made me appreciate how easy and lucky my generation has it. It opened my eyes to not take everything for granted and be grateful for being able to speak my mind, chose who to love and follow my passion. I have a choice that has not been snatched away from me. I choose to live.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rachel (Life of a Female Bibliophile)

    Read more book reviews at: https://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com This graphic novel covers the taboo subject of “sleeping with enemy” within the context of World War II. The main character Rose intervenes in the detainment of her Jewish friend and then embarks on a secret relationship with the investigating German officer, Mark. It’s complex, emotional, and a very deep story that had me hooked from the very first page. The story starts in present day and then transports its readers back to wart Read more book reviews at: https://www.lifeofafemalebibliophile.com This graphic novel covers the taboo subject of “sleeping with enemy” within the context of World War II. The main character Rose intervenes in the detainment of her Jewish friend and then embarks on a secret relationship with the investigating German officer, Mark. It’s complex, emotional, and a very deep story that had me hooked from the very first page. The story starts in present day and then transports its readers back to wartime France. The people in Rose’s complex building are on high alert because of the Nazi regime and are under great duress. These people are like a tight-knit family and community. They look out for each other and as the story progresses we get a look at their lives as well. Each woman profiled in the story is going through inner turmoil though other might not see it on the outside. A woman who dreams of being a glamorous singer gets a gig that is anything but, one woman is exploring her sexuality, and one is caring on secret relationship. Each person has their own secrets which will eventually come to light. The story takes a look at history from both sides and I wished the book was a bit longer so I could get a deeper look. I wanted to know even more about the characters, their backgrounds, and stories. But for all that is packed in this graphic novel in such a story time the writer and artist did a fantastic job. I loved the variety of art techniques used in this novel to give it a realistic look and feel, as well as being able to convey the characters emotions to the readers. This was a difficult story to read at times and it was heartbreaking. But I did enjoy it. Horizontal Collaboration is a interesting story and graphic novel. If you are someone that enjoys history based graphic novels, check out this book. *Trigger Warnings: Suicide, Violence, Domestic Violence FTC Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader

    https://thecaffeinatedreader.com/2019... The art in this was simply gorgeous and the stories combined with it made for a breath taking and well…quite frankly, hear breaking read. The emotion on the characters was so raw and powerful, it made the art flawless by making them so utterly believable. There is a large mix of characters, they all board in the same building and we’re given insight into all their toils and dreams. The pressure of WWII wears down on France, and on Parisians especially in t https://thecaffeinatedreader.com/2019... The art in this was simply gorgeous and the stories combined with it made for a breath taking and well…quite frankly, hear breaking read. The emotion on the characters was so raw and powerful, it made the art flawless by making them so utterly believable. There is a large mix of characters, they all board in the same building and we’re given insight into all their toils and dreams. The pressure of WWII wears down on France, and on Parisians especially in this beautiful graphic novel. There is no one without strife or causing it, and in the darkness of war one woman has fallen in love with a German Soldier. I could not say enough good things about this graphic novel. If you are someone who likes history or graphic novels, or even someone who s intrigued by a devastatingly gorgeous story and art, I would definitely recommend this book to you all. By far the best graphic novel read of the year for me so far and I don’t see it slipping out of the top rank anytime soon. It was a joy to participate in the blog tour for this book <3

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tiphaine

    Une belle bande-dessinée tout en douceur sur un pan difficile de notre Histoire et ce qu'on appelait la Collaboration Horizontale; une BD qui m'a d'autant plus touché qu'elle a une résonance particulière avec mon histoire familiale. Elle nous pose des questions universelles : peut-on réellement juger quelqu'un parce qu'il est tombé amoureux de la mauvaise personne ? Peut-on continuer à vivre dans un monde où tout se délite autour de soi ? Qu'est-ce que vivre, qu'est-ce qu'aimer ? Une belle bande-dessinée tout en douceur sur un pan difficile de notre Histoire et ce qu'on appelait la Collaboration Horizontale; une BD qui m'a d'autant plus touché qu'elle a une résonance particulière avec mon histoire familiale. Elle nous pose des questions universelles : peut-on réellement juger quelqu'un parce qu'il est tombé amoureux de la mauvaise personne ? Peut-on continuer à vivre dans un monde où tout se délite autour de soi ? Qu'est-ce que vivre, qu'est-ce qu'aimer ?

  28. 4 out of 5

    paulinebouquine

    [14/20] La foule des personnages et l’éparpillement de leurs histoires auront malheureusement eu raison de ma capacité à savourer cette tendre histoire à sa juste valeur : quel dommage ! C’est toutefois avec un plaisir non dissimulé que j’ai de nouveau savouré le sublime travail graphique de Carole Maurel ! Je n’exclus pas une seconde lecture pour me redonner une chance de découvrir le quotidien de ces femmes dans le Paris occupé par l'Allemagne nazie… [14/20] La foule des personnages et l’éparpillement de leurs histoires auront malheureusement eu raison de ma capacité à savourer cette tendre histoire à sa juste valeur : quel dommage ! C’est toutefois avec un plaisir non dissimulé que j’ai de nouveau savouré le sublime travail graphique de Carole Maurel ! Je n’exclus pas une seconde lecture pour me redonner une chance de découvrir le quotidien de ces femmes dans le Paris occupé par l'Allemagne nazie…

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mabomanji

    Portrait touchant d'une française et d'un soldat américain amants lors de l'occupation. Les dessins sont sobres mais jolis et il y a un joli travail de mise en page avec les voix des autres en même temps que les pensées de certains personnages. Ca donne également un regard juste qui n'est pas innocent et montre les secrets et les magouilles, les moyens difficiles de survivre également. Un joli souvenir attachant. Portrait touchant d'une française et d'un soldat américain amants lors de l'occupation. Les dessins sont sobres mais jolis et il y a un joli travail de mise en page avec les voix des autres en même temps que les pensées de certains personnages. Ca donne également un regard juste qui n'est pas innocent et montre les secrets et les magouilles, les moyens difficiles de survivre également. Un joli souvenir attachant.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Hilâl

    Hani ucuz tarihi temalı yasak aşk filmleri olur ya, onlar gibiydi. Çok bir şey beklemeyin. Zaman öldürmek için idealdi bence. Ama çizimleri ve renkleri çok güzeldi; o tarihi ambiyans sağlanmıştı. Ağır okumalarınızdan sonra iyi gider diye düşünüyorum. Kapak fevkalade. Baskıda da herhangi bir sıkıntı görmedim. Bi' bakılabilir. Hani ucuz tarihi temalı yasak aşk filmleri olur ya, onlar gibiydi. Çok bir şey beklemeyin. Zaman öldürmek için idealdi bence. Ama çizimleri ve renkleri çok güzeldi; o tarihi ambiyans sağlanmıştı. Ağır okumalarınızdan sonra iyi gider diye düşünüyorum. Kapak fevkalade. Baskıda da herhangi bir sıkıntı görmedim. Bi' bakılabilir.

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