Cirque Du Freak, Vol. 1 (Cirque Du Freak: The Manga #1)
Darren Shan was an average kid until destiny brought him to the Cirque Du Freak. Now Darren's been immersed into a shadowy world inhabited by vampires, werewolves and strange creatures the likes of which he's never imagined, and his life will be change...more
Relive the first novel in the most action-packed, fast-paced thriller of a series ever to rule the human and vampire world with this newly published CIRQUE DU FREAK manga.
The story surrounds Darren Shan, the infamous spider lover. On his way home one night he is given a flyer to a circus. Not just any other regular circus, however - this is the circus of freaks. Accompanied by his friend, Steve, Darren witnesses the most peculi...more
Plot: When I read the first novel in the Cirque du Freak series, I didn't care for it because so much of it was just descriptio...more
A book called “The Vampire’s Assistant” created by Darren Shan, is about a young boy named Darren Shan who becomes a vampire’s assistant (as you can see the protagonist’s name is the same as the creator’s). The story tells of a young energetic boy who one night gets a flyer from a strange, mysterious man. The next day he shows the flyer he received to his friends Steve Leopard and others, bruiting to them about the premiere of an odd ball circus call “cirque du freak.” Dar...more
I thought the way that all the characters were drawn was perfect, exactly how I imagined them. Even if you had not read the book, you easily could have followed the...more
I really enjoyed reading it and am now reading the others in the series. I like being able to not only read the dialog from the story but getting to see what is happening with the characters and the the fight parts is really nice as well. I like this a lot...more
The 1st book was a really...more
I have the second manga book in my bag right now and is anxiously awaiting to see what happens to Darren Shan.
I was really confused for a while about the main character having the same name as the author, but then thought, "What the heck. It's making my brain hurt." So, I just...more
I admit, I haven't read the first book in this series for a while, but from what I could tell it was pretty true to the story and any changes made sense. Frankly, I had a huge grin on my face the entire time I read this title. The charm and overall impact of the story seems to still be present.
My only issue is the manga style chosen for...more
Darren loves spiders and Steve loves monsters so when the best friends get a flyer advertising a "Cirque du Freak" show in their town they cannot resist the temptation to see the production. Little do the boys know that the show will change their lives forever.
Cirque du Freak mixes horror with a story about friendship and growing up to create a vampire story quite different from others in the popular genre. Arai's artwork is full of expression and successfully propels the...more
To start up everything, this book is really good. The author describes the vampire way different from the way they say it on movies and TV’s. This book is about two friends that like different stuff. For example the main character friend like vampire and the main character like spiders. They one had went to a show called “The Cirque du Freak” and that were all this started. The main character got in a situation and had to become half vampire. He fakes his deaf and of he went to work for the va...more
i had many thoughts about this book. first of all i liked it it was a great. i really don't these little manga comics that the people in our class read. to tell you the truth i don't really like graphic novels. i started to read graphic novel cause of Johan Espinal. he got me really interested in these kind of books. something i really like about this book is all of the action from beginnig to the end. something i dislike is that the book was kind of like the movie but not fully like the movie....more
Darren Shan (born July 2, 1972 in London, England) is the pen name of the Irish author Darren O'Shaughnessy, as well as the name of the protagonist of his book series The Saga of Darren Shan, also known as The Cirque Du Freak Series in the United States. He is the author of The Demonata series, as well as some stand-alone books, and a series o...more