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The Count of Monte Cristo's Manga Makeover


Udon's Manga Classics line brings us a manga-style take on Alexandre Dumas' masterpiece, The Count of Monte Cristo. It stays closer to the original than the movie with Jim Caviezel, but I'm still mulling over how successful it was--as both an adaptation and a story.

This e-book was provided through NetGalley for review.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Story adapted by Crystal S. Chan, Art by Nokman Poon
Series: n/a
Genres: Action/adventure, Graphic novel, Manga, Classic
Published on April 1, 2017
Published by Udon Entertainment
Final Rating: 3 stars
A Conspiracy and a miscarriage of justice turn the gentle Edmond Dant├Ęs into an implacable agent of fate: The Count of Monte Cristo . Obsessed by vengeance and empowered by providence, the Count avenges himself on whose who have wronged him - but is this justice, or is this hubris? In the end, does even the Count know?

Alexandre Dumas' skillful narrative combines intrigue, betrayal, and triumphant revenge into a powerful conflict between good and evil. Now this exciting saga, rich and diverse, takes on an entirely new life in this Manga Classics adaptation!

I LOVE the source material, The Count of Monte Cristo. It's the ultimate tale of revenge (with a little redemption thrown in), and it's one of my all-time favorite novels.


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September 2017 Wrap-Up: Magic Eggs, Tennis and Panels

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A monthly recap of books I've read, posts I've written, things of interest
from the blogosphere, and life.

September is over! I'm still trying to figure out if that's a good or bad thing, but it's done.

September Reads:

A big thank you to my lovely OTSP secret sister for sending this fun middle grade read my way! It was a welcome break from school/work/life. Otherwise, it was a slow reading month.

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