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The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds
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Nov 03, 2011

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It's very difficult to fit the story of The Odyssey into a graphic novel but I think Hinds did a good job. (I will also state that I haven't read The Odyssey since 2000 or so.) At times the poetic nature of the story didn't quite fit with my expectations of what text should be like in a graphic novel (or rather what I'm used to reading in a graphic novel). The violence was a bit graphic (blood covering the floor and dripping down the cyclop's face), and there was nudity (but no nipples or privates).

It's possible this book is more for those about to or already reading The Odyssey rather than those who like graphic novels. But I am coming at this from knowing the story and I don't know if someone unfamiliar with it would want to read it (the dreaded fear/loathing of classics).

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