Although not a Zen book, this is definitely a book worth buying. This biography focuses on the conflict between China and Tibet, and shows the suffering that the people of Tibet endured. The message throughout is that only a non-violent struggle will result in a return of the Tibetan people to Tibet and peace with China.
The drawings are typical of the manga style, so if this is your first time reading manga, get ready for some exaggerated expressions. That said, I thought the drawings added a lot to the story. This is an excellent book and well worth reading. It will be available September 28, 2010.