Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Book Review: Sense and Sensibility, Graphic Novel version

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Adapted by Nancy Butler and Sonny Liew
Genre: Adult Romance
You might like this book if you love Jane and want a whole new way to experience her work-in words AND pictures!

I picked this up out of utter curiosity at the library one day, and it was a delightful way to experience one of my favorite author's work. I liked how the illustrations enhanced the dialogue and really did make the story come alive.

This classic is the story of two sisters, one expert at self-control and fortitude, one lost in her passions and emotions. The path they take to find love is circuitous and filled with satire on the English system of inheritances, the place of women and the power men had over their lives. In the end though, it is about character and uprightness and how those really do matter more than money or titles or anything. It's lovely.

Even if you've read the text-only version and seen all the movies, give this a try.

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