Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pride and Prejudice Graphic Novel

Title: Pride and Prejudice
Author: Nancy Butler
Genre: Graphic Novel
Page Count: 120
Why I read it: I love P&P
Grade: C

Tailored from the adored Jane Austen classic, Marvel Comics is proud to present Pride & Prejudice! Two-time Rita Award-Winner Nancy Butler and fan-favorite Hugo Petras faithfully adapt the whimsical tale of Lizzy Bennet and her loveable-if-eccentric family, as they navigate through tricky British social circles. Will Lizzy's father manage to marry off her five daughters, despite his wife's incessant nagging? And will Lizzy's beautiful sister Jane marry the handsome, wealthy Mr. Bingley, or will his brooding friend Mr. Darcy stand between their happiness?

My review:
I think I may be too big of a Jane Austen purist to like this graphic novel.  I thought it was okay, and it was fun seeing the book in graphic novel form, but it was too shortened.  Obviously that's necessary for a graphic novel, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.  I didn't like the newest Pride and Prejudice movie for the same reason--it was too short, and just didn't seem right.  Plus, I don't like Kiera Knightley very much.

Anyway, the artwork wasn't great either.  At times, I thought the characters looked great, and I liked it, but then there were other pictures where they just looked scary and ugly.  It didn't work for me.

I guess I would recommend this if you love graphic novels, or if you want to try Pride and Prejudice in a different format.  Or if you're not as picky as me when it comes to your Jane Austen stuff.

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