(E–pub READ) The Iliad

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

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Free download ä The Iliad º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. 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 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 also uite 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

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Free download ä The Iliad º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. 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 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 and uietly 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

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Free download ä The Iliad º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. 45 This is not the story of the Trojan War Or at least not the whole story The war was 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 uoted and the language 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 tells us why Agamemnon and Achilles are 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 his uiver 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 up some Achilles is the son of Thetis a beautiful sea goddess and he begs her to go to Zeus and ask 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 bowed his head when making a promise it was said to be an unbreakable 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 keep 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