This novel is told in a new way in ‘The Great Gatsby’ Graphic Novel
I wanna say I read at least parts of The Great Gatsby in high school. The movie that came out a few years ago was quite good and really did a great job telling this story. When I heard about a graphic novel of this book I hoped I may get to read it. I was able to get a digital copy of this graphic novel and here is my thoughts on it.
You can read the plot for The Great Gatsby here:
From the green light across the bay to the billboard with spectacled eyes, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 American masterpiece roars to life in K. Woodman-Maynard’s exquisite graphic novel—among the first adaptations of the book in this genre. Painted in lush watercolors, the inventive interpretation emphasizes both the extravagance and mystery of the characters, as well as the fluidity of Nick Carraway’s unreliable narration.
Excerpts from the original text wend through the illustrations, and imagery and metaphors are taken to literal, and often whimsical, extremes, such as when a beautiful party-goer blooms into an orchid and Daisy Buchanan pushes Gatsby across the sky on a cloud.
I had a wonderful time reading this graphic novel. The words showed up in all kinds of places at times, and that took a bit of getting used to. Yet overall I had a great time reading this book after so many years. Fans of this book may want to check this graphic novel out.