The Iliad (NEW)

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • The Iliad
  • Gareth Hinds
  • en
  • 18 August 2020
  • 9780763681135

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The Iliad Free download Ä 5 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 understand all the action and drama of Homer's epi. 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 uick but unfortunately 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 helped 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 ugly 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 uite angry if I had spent money on this Buddhist Modernities 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 ugly 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 uite angry if I had spent money on this

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The Iliad Free download Ä 5 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 p. 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 after that giving the book an unsatisfying ending The art reminds me of textbook art Received a review copy from Candlewick Press and NetGalley All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned Ritual Power Healing and Community 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 p. 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 after that giving the book an unsatisfying ending The art reminds me of textbook art Received a review copy from Candlewick Press and NetGalley All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned

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The Iliad Free download Ä 5 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. 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 ugly 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 great comic portrayal go watch that 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 picture 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