Monster: A Graphic Novel
2 journalers for this copy...
The novel is written in the form of a film. The graphic novel depicts the shots described in the novel, which saves some reading time. Although, if you weren't aware of what was going on, you might not realize that the framing of the panels is a direct translation of the book. I wish the graphic novel had also put in the images that the book uses in some way.
I appreciated that the graphic novel clarified some pieces I had not understood or missed in the novel. It also presented a few scenes with a different understanding than I had. In one case, it drastically changes the meaning of the scene from Steve's point of view. I prefer to go with my understanding.
The graphic novel presents Monster quite well. If a reader preferred graphic novels to novels, it would be an okay substitute. However, the interesting manner in which the original novel is written is worth the read. I suggest reading both, if possible since neither is a very long read.
I'm not totally sure what I plan to do with this book. I'll keep it on my shelf until I find a good home for it.