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3.0 out of 5 stars bright colours but..., 26 July 2012
This review is from: Charlaine Harris' Grave Sight Part 1 (Paperback)
I grew up reading American comics and then moved onto manga. I'm also a fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series, so when i was offered a review copy of this book, I was very excited. Sadly, I found myself somewhat disappointed. While the artwork was bold, it was stereotypical in places, and at times characters expressions seems to be overly exagerated. Likewise i found the dialogue to be less than stellar. I understand that with comic style panels, brevity is amust, but somehow many of the panels seemed to somehow just miss that perfect balance between the art and the available dialogue making up for the lack of prose. I often find this to be an issue when the work is is adapted from a much longer prose novel, so this is by no means an unusual case.

Having gotten all that out of the way, I can say that the plot was interesting enough that I found myself reading on. It was filled with characters whow ere interesting and the storyline dark and delicious. be arned though, that this volume is one of 3..you don't get the entire story found in teh original prose novel here as it is spread across three volumes. This makes for another conundrum, as the overall cost is then much higher than simply buying the prose novel original. So, unless you are a diehard fan, I'd walk away and simply get the original novel, Grave Sight (Gollancz S.F.).
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