Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Review - The Lightning Thief: Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
Title: The Lightning Thief: Graphic Novel

Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1

Contributors: Rick Riordan (Author), Robert Venditti (Adaptor), José Villarrubia (Illustrator), Attila Futaki (Illustrator)

Publication date: October 2010

Published by: Disney Hyperion

Source: Borrowed from library

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You've read the book. You've seen the movie. Now submerge yourself in the thrilling, stunning, and action-packed graphic novel.

Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson's textbooks and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.

Series creator Rick Riordan joins forces with some of the biggest names in the comic book industry to tell the story of a boy who must unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

My rating: ★★★★★

I saw the movie first, then read the book, and now the graphic novel! If that doesn’t give you a hint, well, I totally love this series!! :D Greek mythology in general, I should say.

This graphic novel followed the book pretty closely, more so than the movie. If you haven’t read or seen either, well, it is about Percy Jackson finding out that he is a demigod (son of Poseidon) and he is being accused of stealing Zeus’s master lightning bolt. But of course he didn’t do it.

I really liked the graphic novel. We all know that movies can’t fit every single detail from the book, but it nice to see a visual when you’re reading. For example, the part when they are in this monument and Percy gets cornered by this lady and her dog that turns out to be not a dog but some ugly monster thing. That was pretty cool.

I thought some of the characters were kinda funny looking though; some of the girls looked like guys *cough* Clarisse *cough* lol.

But overall it was pretty entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Greek mythology and/or the Percy Jackson series.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

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