Bu çizgi romanda yeniden yaratılan Dava, bir sabah hiç açıklanmayan sebeplerden ötürü tutuklanan Joseph K'nın hayret verici bir yargı süreciyle mücadelesinin kasvetli hikâyesini anlatıyor. Joseph K, b ...more
Certainly the sense of ominousness comes across in Montellier's drawings, but they are too heavy-handed and lack the subtleness of the layers in the original. I felt especially that Joseph K was way too solid and overbearing. The illustrations did not at all convey the way he fades gradually out his his life and into a state of total passive uncertainty. There are also to ...more
And with that wonderful line, so starts this book.
And then I was completely lost. I had no idea what this story was about. It all flew right over my head.
And why did the MC have that same deadpan face as on the cover throughout the whole book? It never changed, no matter what was going on in the scene.
Not for me.
About the author: According to Wikipedia, Franz Kafka was a German-language writer of novels and short stories who is widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work, which fuses elements of realism and the fantastic, typically features isolated protagonists faced by bizarre or surrealistic predicaments and incomprehensible social-bureaucratic powers, and has been interpreted as expl ...more
Now, Chantal Montellier does some excellent work here, but the emphasis is very much on a psycho-sexual and biographical reading of the Trial.
Lovers of the graphic novel form might really enjoy it. ...more
I think one problem is that they talk about the possible meanings in the preview, but they don't seem to pick one, and maybe that caused a lack of focus. Instead, they seemed to have focus on the role of women, but in an objectifying way. I can't blame them f ...more
Kafka is ideal to adapt if you want to inject acid trip panels throughout and this book took full advantage of the bizarre so don't expect an explanation for all you see.
Avoid if you have delicate sensibilities....more
The Trial by Franz Kafka is so relevant to the here and now, it is astounding that it was written about 90 years ago. It tells the story of Joseph K., who wakes up one morning to find some officials in his apartment, there to arrest him. What authority they have to arrest him is not known...what charges he is being arrested un ...more
Mairowitz and Montellier's adaptation reminds me a little of what might happen if Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park fame decided to skew The Trial. The drawings are a mix of the detailed and unfinished (not a reference to Kafka's work on the whole, haha). Certain facial expressions are repeated over and over, which suggests Montellier's tendency to cut and paste, so things often look disproportional. A 'life and ...more
This rendition is a very good, eminently readable one. The austere black and white graphics seem to accentuate many shades of gray in his universe, whereas the tiny skelet ...more
Also, i dont really like Kafka's women. I dont know why all women in this book are sexual objects. It's a very dark book, showing everybody is a part of this sick system and they're all evil. I'm really happy to have read this, i will read more Kafka in the future. ...more
He is the author of the plays "The Law Circus" (1969 and "Flash Gordon and the Angels" (1971). Other works include "BAMN: Outlaw Manifestos and Ephemera 1965-70," "The Radical Soap Opera: Roots of Failure in the American Left," "Kafka for Beginners" a ...more