Okay, i have to confess, this isn’t exactly a book, in the traditional sense. It is a graphic novel of an episode of a TV series. Yes, quite a different creature all together.
But it’s something which caught my eye and i read it and i like it so i’m on here telling you about it 😉
i was already a fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories and have already watched a few movies which were based on that series of books by Sir Arthur C. Doyle. Then the BBC TV series came out and i fell in love with Sherlock Holmes all over again. So needless to say when i spotted this graphic novel (which is based on the BBC series) on our summer holidays, i snatched it up immediately.
And i wasn’t disappointed. It is what a graphic novel should be; great drawings and dialogue. Because of the medium, it delivers the story in a faster and punchy pace. There are some drawings of Sherlock which i found hilarious, but it really does convey the mood of the character. And it doesn’t skim on the storyline either. i enjoyed reading it from beginning to end.
Of course, being a graphic novel it’s a fast read but i would go back again and take my time over the illustrations. This is a Japan published one and has both Japanese and English dialogue. It also has a nice special column at the end which gives extra information about the TV series as well as explaining some more quirky English expressions. However this section is all in Japanese only.
i had not realised, when i bought this graphic novel, that Sherlock Holmes already exists in this format from other publishers. So i may go explore those in the future.
Have you read a graphic novel? Do you like this format of storytelling? What would you recommend for a next read in this format?