Graphic Novels Review (3-1)

Angela by Daniel Pecqueur

Title: Angela
Written by: Daniel Pecqueur, illustrated by Olivier Vatine
Release date: May, 2006
Pages: 66
Source: Library

My Feelings:

Angela is blessed by a happy-go-lucky childhood. Her life is turned upside down overnight when Jason, her Mum’s former lover, returns after an absence of twelve years. He then talks her into joining him, with her daughter, in order to exploit his mining concession. When they fail to strike gold, everyone is disheartened. Their last hope, a particularly audacious hold-up...

My Review:
I was a bit disappointed with this one. Angela’s mother was a gold-digger and couldn’t care less about her husbands feelings. And what she did to her husband was unbelievable shocking. I thought we see more of Angela, I mean the title is named after her, but we didn’t see much of her up to the last minute where her character changed into a sincere young woman. It didn’t work for me.

Hugo & Iris: Hugo’s marriage by Yslaire

Hugo’s marriage
Unfortunately it isn’t translated into English.
Original title: Le mariage d'Hugo
Written by: Yslaire, illustrated by Bastide & Mezil
Release date: May, 2007
Pages: 56
Source: Library

My Feelings:

1857. A young redhead boy with an injured eye cannot sleep at night after having a nightmare. Comforted by his aunt Sarah, the boy fells asleep. The next day in an office at his house, he finds a book called “La Guerre des Yeux” (The War of the Eyes) and looks carefully at a portrait of a redhead men who looks very much like him.

My Review:
I adored this story. It’s captivating and I couldn’t stop reading it until I finished it. The illustrations are beautiful, the colours are warm and fit the setting of the story. Blanche, the wife, is courageous for standing up to the terrible father. Hugo is a bit too serious and I don’t know what his deal was. I wonder why he looked so depressed all the time and why it looked like he didn’t care about Blanche. The red eyes are still a mystery for me and therefore I cannot wait to read the second book in this series. I also love that at the back of this book is a family tree with pictures of all the family members. It isn’t translated into English, but if you can read French I totally recommend it.

Green Manor, Tome 3 : Fantaisies meurtrières

Title: Green Manor, Dodelijke fantasieen
They haven’t translated this third edition into English, however the first and second edition is already out in bookstores and translated.
Original title: Green Manor, Tome 3 : Fantaisies meurtrières
Written by: Fabien Vehlmann, illustrated by Denis Bodart
Release date: April, 2005
Pages: 48
Source: Library

My Feelings:

A cup of tea? A drop of milk? A spoonful of poison? At first sight, nothing would make the very select club called Green Manor stand out from any other English club. Yet behind its thick walls, sunk into its deep chairs, hides the biggest bunch of con artists, bandits and murderers that Queen Victoria's England has ever seen.

My Review:
This graphic novel was such a delight to read. There where four short stories combined in one book and they where all very fun. Even with me not having read the first and second book, I could still enjoy the murder plots and the really sick minds of the people who made them. The character that stood out for me was the little men who had a passion to murder people and tried to made them look like accidents. Quick and easy, it took my mind of college!

Melissa (i swim for oceans)  – (17 januari 2011 om 08:36)  

I haven't read a graphic novel in forever. This post makes me really want to do so! Great reviews :)

Melissa (Books and Things)  – (17 januari 2011 om 11:12)  

The Green Manor does sound like fun. I'm with Melissa ( I need to pick up a graphic novel and you are inspiring me to do it!

Aimee  – (17 januari 2011 om 12:49)  

I am a fan of Manga, but I haven't delved into graphic novels. I really should get on that!

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Blodeuedd  – (17 januari 2011 om 13:13)  

Weird, sometimes it wont let me comment when I come from my blog..but then it works if I open your blog again.

Anyway...I should read some more graphic novels :D

Juju at Tales of  – (18 januari 2011 om 08:34)  

WOW! What cooooool picks you have here! Why don't I ever find cool ones like these. Great review!

Nina  – (18 januari 2011 om 08:43)  

Aimee: Thank you! I'm going to check it out right now!!

Blodeuedd: mmmm, I don't know how that can happen. Very weird. :)

Aleetha  – (24 januari 2011 om 22:56)  

I wonder how the drawing inside. I have not seen any of them in my local bookstore. But I hope some publisher here will buy the right.
Thanks for the review :)

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