Publication Date: 11 April 2017
Pages: 401 (As stated on GR)
Format: Aldiko reading app on I-phone 5
Status: I received this E-ARC through Netgally, this in no way influenced my review.
On the very day of his wedding to the beautiful Mercedes, a young merchant sailor named Edmond Dantes is falsely imprisoned for life, laying to waste his plans of marriage and hard-earned fortune. Following several long years in prison he has managed to escape and reinvent himself as the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo. It is the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Count has been plotting his revenge on the three men who had him falsely imprisoned. With a new identity, an incredible education abroad and a vast fortune, has returned completely unrecognizable to those who had committed their crimes against him.
I have been fortunate enough to have been granted access to yet another Manga retelling of a classic novel I have yet to read. I saw it on NG and requested, not expecting I was going to be granted a copy, but some really amazing stuf has happened for me on there. If you want or missed it, go check my post I do not even know how to name this post!!!!!
I have seen the movie featuring Anthony Hopkins as one of the prisoners many years ago. I enjoyed it quite a lot. This was waaay before I even knew this was adapted from a thousand odd page book… I was so clueless back then…
Moving forward a few years later and I got to read through a four hundred page Manga adaptation. I have had nothing but positive things to say about them all so far. Count of Monte Cristo continues this very unexpected trip I have had of reading classics I have always meant to read in picture form.
Of the art I can say it was as expertly done as one comes to expect from just reading that it is a Manga and not just a normal comic strip. I decided to not include page pictures but rather give some insight into who we all get to see within the comic. The Manga gave a very nice break down of who fit in where and how it was all connected to The Count.
Another example I found very nice was about giving insight into the artists views on how they drew the characters. Why certain stuff might not be as accurate as the original book and who they liked drawing the most.
I enjoyed reading through this manga. I ended up giving it a 4 out of 5 on GR. I really recommend it to those that know the classics as well as manga. I have loved this so much that I have requested two more Manga Classics. I have just been notified that I am allowed to read Le Miserables and Great Expectations. I have no idea when I will be getting to these as I have some Warhammer books still to get through. I would like to thank Netgally for being so generous towards me.
Hope you all have a great day!
For thos that missed it:
Manga Classics- The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
Manga Classics- The Scarlet Letter- Nathaniel Hawthorne