A curious language experiment.
The author narrates here 24 hours in the life of a white collar. From one morning to the next. The story in itself is very basic, but not without humour.
What is really interesting about this book is not the story itself, but how it is told. Not a single word, only pictures. It brings us back to the roots of writting.
I am not surprised that it is a Chinese who wrote this book. After all, it is exactly like this that the Chinese written language started, with pictures representing ideas. These pictures than got more and more complex, representing more and more complex ideas, in order to give Chinese as we know it. Therefore I am wondering what level of complexity and abstraction we can reach, but at the same time keeping the language understandable by all, even those who never studied it? What pictures are understandable by all? What ideas are really universal?