Saturday, October 15, 2011

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief: Graphic Novel

Authors: Rick Riordan; adapted by Robert Venditti
Illustrator: Attila Futaki; Jose Villarrubia
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Books (October 2010)

My thoughts: 
The original Riordan book is a fast read for reluctant readers and they easily get sucked into the series, but the movie, for those kids that need the visual stimulation of a big screen event, this was a total flop, especially for those of us who invested time and effort into reading the series.  Everyone expects directors to change the story a little to make the time frame, but changing key facts is a NO-NO.

This version is a great starting point that feeds the need for pictures, but still synthesizes Riordan's text in a satisfying way.

Like many graphic novel adaptations, it's sometimes a killer to wait for the next book, so please - get on it.

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