The Iliad (DOWNLOAD)
E problems engaging with this then those that are younger are likely to have a similar problem I m also sadly not a fan of the artwork A great concept but poor executionMany thanks to Candlewick for an ARC Yeah I definitely wouldn t have gotten "through this one in the original format hinds " this one in the original format Hinds out a lot of stuff but still 70% of the story was dedicated to describing which warrior died and how plus what was plundered and fought over and what was sacrificed to one god or another I skimmed over those partsEven in such abridgement I did get a good
Picture Of Greek Lifeof Greek life The emphasis on warrior glory i e desecrating enemy corpses stealing armor off the dead bodies raping and enslaving women fighting over every little offense the view of women as property etc This last part highlighted to me exactly why Barker was compelled to give voice to the women of Trojan War the The Silence of the Girls Too bad she failed so spectacularly at doing itThe most interesting for me was trying to nderstand the interplay of gods and fate I am not sure I fully comprehend why the gods even wasted SO MUCH time interfering if ltimately they all knew what the end would be Was it just for kicks To distract themselves from the boredom of their immortal livesAnd finally I see why the notion of AchillesPatroclus romance is so irresistible By far the most emotional part of The Iliad was the AchillesPatroclus romance is so irresistible By far the most emotional part of The Iliad was the of Achilles throwing himself around in grief after Patroclus s death I nderstand this particular ship much better now Wow There is a lot going on in this book Like a super lot For me someone who is not well versed in the Iliad or Greek mythology. Ne year ordeal is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature In this stunning graphic novel adaptation a thoroughly researched and artfully rendered masterwork renowned illustrator Gareth Hinds captures all the grim glory of Homer's epic Dynamic illustrations take readers directly to the It looks like an oldish book with simple artwork pencils maybe and too much text I love The Iliad and although I think this graphic novel can be perfect for the youngsters to get to know the classic story for me it was a little dissapointing Don t expect something like 300 this is the story not only the Trojan horse but the whole story with drawings I think it s great for aproaching to Homer s tale but not so much for people that have read the original many so much for people that have read the original many like myself Homer s epic war poem The Iliad set in ancient Greece is one of the most revered classics of all time and it s ite a tough read for many so I was excited to discover this graphic novel version which I thought would be especially perfect for introducing youngsters to Homer s works However I m afraid there were a number of issues It was very difficult to read as the words ran into one another and I felt describing it as a graphic novel was a bit of a misrepresentation it s accurately described as pretty much the entire tale in writing with a few accompanying illustrations which was not what "I chose to read this for It s simply too wordy to be called a " chose to read this for It s simply too wordy to be called a novel and that of course defeats the purposeThe inclusion of maps and charts was a nice touch and much appreciated but with all purposeThe inclusion of maps and charts was a nice touch and much appreciated but with all the formatting issues this was too messy to enjoy I would like to think that the finalised version will have all of the problems resolved or there are going to be some rather nhappy readers There were also far characters than the sual telling of the story which isn t ideal and will almost certainly be off putting to many If I a reasonably astute reader hav. In a companion volume to his award winning adaptation of The Odyssey the incomparable graphic novelist Gareth Hinds masterfully adapts Homer's classic wartime epic More than three thousand years ago two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War The Iliad Homer's legendary account of this ni.
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This was just too dense Reading this felt a bit like trying to watch all 8 seasons of Game of Thrones condensed into one season The result is a massive info dump of character names and relationships and that doesn t leave a ton of room for engaging story I chose to read this because I thought it would be an easier way to familiarize myself with the stories I think the opposite is true This material will be much enjoyed by those who already have some nderstanding of much enjoyed by those who already have some nderstanding of story My 10 year old nephew who has been absorbing these stories since he was about 6 would LOVE this He already knows the background information so reading this would not nearly be the same struggle for him I think this is well suited for that kind of readerThe art here is good and I appreciate the efforts hinds made
To Try To Differentiatetry to differentiate the made to try to differentiate between the I also ite like the notes throughout that explain certain words or ideas Overall I give this 3 stars but think that people familiar with the story will like this much than I did Thank you to NetGalley and Candlewick Press for providing me with a DRC of this book 45 This is not the story of the Trojan War Or at least not the whole story The war was fought over a woman Or possibly an apple or a lot of gold or control of trade routes Here s what supposedly happened the two mightiest gods Zeus and Poseidon were both attracted to a sea nymph named Thetis This is a long full on graphic novel not a short comic book I have not compared it to official versions I can t say original because this was written around the 12th century BCE before commoncurrent era but there is poetry The World Rushed in uoted and the la. Lains of Troy into the battle itself and lay bare the complex emotions of the men women and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome This companion volume to Hinds's award winning adaptation of The Odyssey features notes maps a cast of characters and other tools to help readersnderstand all the action and drama of Homer's epi.