Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Lightning Thief - Graphic Novel

This week I read the graphic novel of The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, which was adapted by a team of people. Of all the graphic novels I've read, I'd say this is one of my least favorites. I love the story, but I didn't like the pictures and all the "pow! ugh! Hmmm! Whuff! Ya!" The text was pretty flat. It tells enough of the story that you would get it and if the chapter book is too overwhelming, this is a good compromise. Or, if you’ve read the chapter book and want a quick review, this would be a good thing to read.

It doesn’t have the encounter with Medusa. You really have to look at the pictures to get the story, and sometimes I don’t know if that is possible. For example, when they’re in the fun place in Las Vegas it doesn’t describe what was so cool about it. The pictures have it, but without all the description, you wouldn’t really know all about it.

All in all, I give it a 'meh'.

Goodreads summary:

You've read the book. You've seen the movie. Now submerge yourself in the thrilling, stunning, and action-packed graphic novel.
Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson's textbooks and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.
Series creator Rick Riordan joins forces with some of the biggest names in the comic book industry to tell the story of a boy who must unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

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