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Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel by Seth Grahame-Smith

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Tucked into this gem a few days ago and just, loved it. Yes, the language is as verbose and flowery as the novel it's based on. It takes certain liberties with the story in order to fit in the concept that the nearly every human left must be a warrior in some fashion (the men more the women, of course), and I kept having to think "that's outRAGEous.. no wait, think Klingon, would a warrior-race find that acceptable?" You might need to have liked the story to really understand everything, due to liberties taken. All in all, I loved the way it was adapted.

The art is wonderful! I really love the "uncolored sketch" style of the work. It has it's flaws here and there (the card players number and places switch at the table a few times, in order to change perspective and angle). I just loved it.

I definitely recommend it to anyone that happens to like bot…

Review: Pearl of Pandaria

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Pearl of Pandaria by Micky Neilson

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



The story reads like it's for younger readers, but there's quite a lot of hack n' slash that doesn't match the perceived age range. It was an ok way to pass the time, but not terribly good. The panel arrangement can be confusing, confounded further by speech bubbles that seem to be in the wrong place. In one panel, Li Li has an item, and the speech bubble is the male saying he has something for her, then a panel has him giving it to her (the thing, she already had..). On the very first page, in three consecutive panels the riding tortoise has one shell ring, then three, then two that might be tree, then two again. There are other smaller inconsistencies. A character starts with green eyes, then has yellow eyes later in the page. The notes in the back say that the Pandaren had green eyes until they were all recolored yellow, so they may have just missed those two green-eyed panels.

There is one tiny ra…

Review: The Wolf Gift: The Graphic Novel

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The Wolf Gift: The Graphic Novel by Anne Rice

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I really liked the artwork...it had a manga feel too it. Very clean and angular. The story is a little interesting if not a little...hmm... how to put it without spoilers. It's not very complex for the first three-quarters of the story. The main character started out broody and thinking, but quickly became a bland ubermensch. The age of his love interests stuck me as a little odd.. not because cougar-cub relationships don't happen but because their age is paired with a vapid sense of the present, or lack of sense of the future, or even self-preservation! The more complex part oof the story seems shoved in at the last minute. I wish she would have written THAT as a story, it seemed far more interesting. Rewrite the whole thing from their point of view. Anyway, I didn't believe it. Take that comment for what it's worth. I read a lot of supernatural fiction, but am new to supernatural graphic…