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This exhilarating graphic novel edition of an ancient classic honors the spirit of the original as it attracts modern readers.
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Speeches filled with courage and sadness, lightning-paced contests of muscle and will, and funeral boats burning on the fjords are all rendered in glorious and gruesome detail. PaperbackGraphic Novelpages.
Published March 13th by Candlewick Press first published BeowulfGraphic Classics. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Beowulfplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Sep 23, David Schaafsma rated it liked it Shelves: When I initially read this it was the first graphic version of the epic tale that I had read. Now that I have seen Santiago Garcia and David Rubin’s version, which gets at more of Beowulf’s story and captures more of the drama and power, I am inclined to say this is still good artwork, and maybe still the best I have seen of Hi When I initially read this it was the first graphic version of the epic tale that I had read.
Now that I have seen Santiago Garcia and David Rubin’s version, which gets at more of Beowulf’s story and captures more beowulc the drama and power, I am inclined to say this is still good artwork, hihds maybe still the best I have seen of Hinds’s classics adaptations, but not as effective as this newer Beowulf.
May 17, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: And it’s done very beautifully, the art is amazing and freaky!
But I wanted to love it more, and what I didn’t love was the text. I would have killed to see Tolkien’s or Seamus Heaney’s translation used, something nice and poetic and in the spirit of the original. But it reads more like a synopsis of Beowulf. Hindds you get the poetic language, and then it fades hins entirely in favor of the pictures which is good, it’s a graphic novel, that’s the way it’s supposed to bebut then there’s a jarring block of plain text again: I think Hinds needed to up his game with the text to match his pictures, which had a greeny-brown palette and looked like old wood carvings in other words, amazing.
Nov 03, Louise rated it really liked it Shelves: I never thought of Beowulf as a superhero story Gareth Hinds shows that the graphic novel media is perfect for telling this story to modern audiences. These drawings would be even more amazing in large format.
The book is well designed, carefully laid out and printed on a good grade of glossy paper.
Mar 01, Jen rated it it was ok Shelves: Gareth Hinds does graphics for computer games and apparently reinvents classics as graphic novels in his spare time. The illustrations of Beowulf and Grendel on the front and back covers indicate that the drawings will be dark and gritty. He also appears to be decomposing. This must be a foreshadowing.
Bones were shattered, blood was shed, and then Grendel runs away with one less arm than he came with. Beware the momma bear. Of the text included, Hinds managed to find a pretty good balance between readability and the beauty and cadence of Old English poetry, but it would still be difficult for low readers.
I liked that he gave each book a distinct color scheme — the first, mostly light browns and black; the second, light browns, red, and greenish-blues for the water-lair; the third and final, purplish-gray and white.
The colors lent emotion and tone to the story. This adaptation simplifies the tale of Beowulf and breaks it down into three easy-to-grasp events.
As an audience they’re relatively easy to scare, manipulate, and indoctrinate. I feel that children’s fiction writers therefore have to be particularly conscious and careful of what they say. I see the same thing in literature, in music, in the words coming out of mouths of celebrities — people marketing their beliefs the way we market jeans.
It’s no wonder the country is a mess. Oct 10, R. Carter rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s missing a lot of the prose, but still a nice collector’s edition for Beowulf fans. Mar 17, David rated it it was ok. I think I should have stuck to reading Beowulf as this version bit if more than it could handle.
It felt like I was reading spark notes on the spark notes of Beowulf. I think this is a situation where this doesn’t translate into a graphic novel.
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The art was interesting and I am glad I read it, but it just seems as if it is missing too much. Jan 28, Kelley Ross rated it it was amazing Shelves: Let me just say that I am completely biased when it comes to Beowulf. However, I felt that this gareht novel made the story more accessible and ‘real,’ in a way. Oct 03, Cat rated it liked it. The art in this was great, but honestly the storytelling fell a bit flat in terms of writing. It’s the Beowulf story I expected, so there’s not much new here, but the illustrations beowklf really nice.
There’s some really great double-page spreads that you can’t look away from too. Jul 15, Janine rated it it was ok. The most enjoyable part was that Lucas asked me to read it to him. Aug 25, Devon rated it it was ok. This is a hard book to review. Beowulf is one of my areas of study, so I tend to be more of a stickler than I might be with other subjects, but I am also interested in seeing different interpretations in art, especially comics and graphic novels, which I find an interesting and multifaceted genre.
Grendel and his mother were suitably monstrous, and I did enjoy the dark spatters across whole panes to indicate the wanton slaughter and maiming.
It was really jarring. What really gets me about the whole thing is the lack of nuance and, I think, understanding of the source material. A lot of what makes the text of Beowulf so compelling are tensions in the words hinde what is understood by them.
The possibilities that stir in that one description! I would have liked to see that meaningfulness of engagement in this comic retelling, but it was woefully absent. Jun 10, William Galaini rated it really liked it. Beowulf is a difficult thing to review and perhaps even more difficult to accurately interpret given its multitude of translations and revisions with various intentions in mind. Approaching this material is a daunting task to the wise, and a futile task to the unwise.
So which is artist Gareth Hinds? As we first open this volume, we are met with the illustrator’s notes regarding the chosen translation as well as a vocabulary bank to help guide us through some of the more obtuse lan Beowulf is a difficult thing to review and gaerth even more difficult to accurately interpret given its multitude of translations and revisions with various intentions in mind.
As we first open this volume, we are met with the illustrator’s notes regarding the chosen translation as well as a vocabulary bank to help guide us through some of the more obtuse language.
This is a welcome addition for high school students, rusty readers, and non-English majors. First we’ll discuss the pallet.
Beowulf Graphic Novel
The dirty browns and beaten tans are offset by the flat metal glint of chain-mail and swords. The most vibrant colors are those of fire and sky; the flames and their emanating light bring life to the drab setting and the night sky is a deep and unworldly blue.
All of this brings a dismal, haunting setting filled with hidden power. Next we’ll discuss the character designs. Beowulf is a Grecian exaggeration of what is a traditional male warrior.
This stock character is as boring a representation of Christendom as I’ve ever encountered. Hinds’ interpretation of the titular character is faithful and no liberties are seemingly taken. gzreth
But then we hit Grendel and Grendel’s mother Never yareth I seen a better visual representation of the mother and her beastly brood. Bdowulf musculature, piercing eyes, and spindly hair makes them stand out in the drab colored setting while bringing life to the visual conflict between characters. I mean, look at this The art focuses on motion in many spots, generating a frantic elegance to the violence that the epic poem itself clumsily conveys in its various modern translations.
If ever you scratched your head while reading the tale of Beowulf, simply peruse this comic. Not all is perfect, and despite Hinds’ wise approach some things eluded him; namely the second, post-Grendel half of Beowulf. Those familiar with the epic poem would recognize the secondary portion of the tale as tacked-on and strongly influenced by Christian missionaries.
There was nothing Gareth Hinds could really do with the material except change it. He takes some liberties with Beowulf himself, aging him properly and casting his face in tragic light but it isn’t enough.