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The Iliad

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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 oted and the language From Beautiful Zion to Red Bird Creek used by the characters is written in a manner that suggests historic rather than modern timesI make no attempt to summarise the story other than to say it includes all the elements of a good dramatic action adventure romance jealousy heroes kings gods and goddesses magic and weakness Oh yes and war not to forget the Trojan War I ve captured a few of the illustrations which are done as coloured drawings some very detailed and some sketchy particularly those of the mythical gods and goddesses and DreamPicture of some important Trojans note the warriors with and without their helmets and some godsThe introduction tellss why Agamemnon and Achilles are Sex, Rock Optical Illusions uarrelling and shows what happens next Chryses prayed to Apollo for retribution and the god heard him Down he came from the heights of Mount Olympus the arrows of disease and death rattling in hisiver like thunder and darkness following in his footsteps Picture of Agamemnon and Achilles head to head Chryses praying and Apollo striding down to mix things p some "Achilles is the son of Thetis a beautiful sea goddess and he begs her to go to Zeus and "is the son of Thetis a beautiful sea goddess and he begs her to go to Zeus and him to intervene He s the chiefking of the gods after all and he has always had a soft spot for Thetis to put it politely Hera Zeus s wife is well aware of his weaknessesPictures of Hera pink jealous of Thetis aua who is begging Zeus I saw you bow your head to that sea trollop just now What have you promised her At the bottom of that page is this footnote If Zeus What have you promised her At the bottom of that page is this footnote If Zeus his head when making a promise it was said to be an nbreakable vow There are similar notations here and there as needed plus extensive notes at the end of the book You can see even from these small examples the difference between the illustrations of the gods and "The Mortals Which Helps "mortals which helps them straightI haven t read each panel thoroughly but I can see how much attention to detail there is and how easy it would be to encourage otherwise less interested readers to engage with reading some of these old tales I suppose Brad Pitt and Eric Bana and the film probably attracted some interest tooThere are plenty of graphic bloody battlesBattle illustration Note the gods each cheering for their own sides in the background on the top rightHere s a bit of what s available in this publication A mapMap of the armies and where they came fromI realise you can t see this here but this will give you an idea of the details includedThe first of several page by page notes to accompany the illustrated textThe lengthy author s note adds history and context There is also a good bibliography which includes this interesting link if you re interestedhttpage of bronzecomCartoonistinThanks to NetGalley and Candlewick Press for the preview from which I ve copied a few illustrations Rating 4 stars HEA You know it s not going to happen I ll never follow your orders again if you take Briseis And should you lay claim to anything else of mine your blood will soak my spear The Iliad has always been my favorite of the three classics I don t know exactly why but I guess there s something Disney Infinity: Character Encyclopedia uneuivocally sad and melancholic about Achilles s character and the madness he experienced after Patroclus s death The same madness that drove him to kill Hector and fulfill that atrocious prophecyThis graphic novel was interesting to the point I didn t want it to end Told in prose lines and stunning drawings it s one of the most beautiful versions of the Iliad I have ever seen I would recommend it to adults but children as well The drawings were engaging and those who portrayed Patroclus and Hector s death were poignant andietly elouentLoved the electronic version I am wondering about the paperback Thank you Netgalley and Candlewick Press for providing me this copy in exchange for an honest review Thoughts and opinions are my own sighsI LOVE the Iliad and the Odyssey so when I saw this on a friend s timeline here I reuested the ARC from Netgalley and was really happy when I got approved That happiness died a very Dance With The Devil uick butnfortunately. 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 The Iliad and although I 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 Smitten uite 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 graphic novel and that of course defeats the purposeThe inclusion of maps and charts was a nice touch and much appreciated but with all of 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 rathernhappy readers There were also far characters than the A White Slave in Turkey Book 1 - A BDSM Novel usual telling of the story which isn t ideal and will almost certainly be off putting to many If I a reasonably astute reader have 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 cut 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 life though 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 tonderstand the interplay of gods and fate I am not sure I fully comprehend why the gods even wasted SO MUCH time interfering if 1898 ultimately 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 one of Achilles throwing himself around in grief after Patroclus s death Inderstand 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 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 Night of the Werewolf (Choose Your Own Nightmare, understanding of the 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 differentiate between the characters I alsoite 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. 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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Still very painful deathThe story is almost as "old as literature itself An epic confrontation between several Greek city states led by Agamemnon and his brother "as literature itself An epic confrontation between several Greek city states led by Agamemnon and his brother by lesser lords against the legendary kingdom of TroyHelen and Paris Hector and Priam Achilles and Patroclus a host of Greek gods Odysseus the famous horse you knowThe aspects of this epic story are myriad and awesome so I thought reading bout it in a compact form and illustrated too would be cool Sadly that was not the case The art was maybe not exactly bad but too simple Like one of those very old picture books explaining difficult scientific or historical matters to children It wasn t gly but it was bland from the lack of actual backgrounds to the lack of facial expressions or body languageMoreover while the story here is close to the source material the characterizations were so annoying especially the gods and the dialogues so boring that I found myself skimming the text But I also started flying through the images pretty soon as there were no great details or anything excitinginterestingIn short I m glad I got an ARC because I d be ite angry if I had spent money on this I typically love mythology especially Greek mythology but this gets bogged down by too many details I don t need to know the 50 people each character killed in battle and who each of those people s dads were I often found myself skimming through the book to finish After dragging through 272 pages the story of the Trojan war isn t finished either It ends where the Iliad ends after Achilles and Hector s final battle It drags on for too long afte I don t know how many of you out there went to Sunday School as children but I remember having to read these god awful children s books with truly gly art depicting bible tales Watercolor with bland as hell poses and expressions for everyone all so worthless that I wished they had just done without the pictures altogether Maybe the bland tales tooBut wait you say This is supposed to be the Iliad It s exciting and tragic and it has gods and heroes and that damn horseYeah well this is the book where even great tales go to dieIf you want to read the original READ THE ORIGINAL Or as in my case the translation to the original Go for the poetry one or the prose one I don t care It s better than this Even the text manages to draw out the dull And if you wanted a
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comic portrayal go watch horse dung of a movie that came out in the oughts It really was comic And at least it didn t have ALL THESE FOOTNOTESYou know the old adage a oughts It really was comic And at least it didn t have ALL THESE FOOTNOTESYou know the old adage a paints a thousand words Well the author ignores the great thousands of words and leaves them in the comic and ignores the possible brilliance of the art that could have replaced certain scenes And then instead of focusing on the really iconic scenes to great benefit he gives a lot of space to the random dead that we can list for hours in the original text I can kinda appreciate that in a oh cool I can t believe he did that kind of way but in actuality I was thinking oh damn that really really could have been left out My boredom got boredDo not read This is a public service announcementapologies to the artist How I wish that Discord could be banished from the world There have been many novels that chose the greatest war story of all time as their setting Trilogies plays you name it This graphic novel by Gareth Hinds is probably the best adaptation I ve ever encounteredNarrating the rhapsodies of Homer s immortal epic is no easy task However Hinds succeeds in transferring the Trojan War in the contemporary art of the Graphic novel and retaining the beauty of the Homeric language and the violent atmosphere of the bloody dispute between the Achaeans and the Trojans I was impressed by the style of the illustrations the way the Greek deities were depicted the clothes the weaponry the architecture Every characteristic of the Bronze Age is brilliantly portrayed The impressive moments are many The fury of Achilles the interventions of the Olympians Helen s guilt Agamemnon s arrogance Hector s despair The futility of a war for power and greed the sacrilege the dubious glory Brilliant translation extraordinary artworkImagine a niverse where Homer returns to life in our world and decides to become a Graphic Novel artist This would be his new Iliad Thank you Gareth HindsMany thanks to Candlewick Press and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest reviewMy reviews can also be found 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 readers Beyond the Qumran Community understand all the action and drama of Homer's epi.