The Iliad

The Iliad

by Gareth Hinds

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ISBN-13: 9780763696634
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 53,146
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Gareth Hinds is the acclaimed creator of the graphic novels The Odyssey, Poe, Beowulf, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, and King Lear. He lives near Washington, D.C.

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The Iliad 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JillJemmett 18 days ago
I studied the Iliad years ago, in university. I love Greek mythology so I was excited to read this graphic novel adaptation. At the beginning of this book, there is a legend for the characters. There are many men who are all from the same part of the world, so they look similar. Each man is drawn with a distinctive helmet and shield to differentiate between them. Each of the gods were illustrated in a different colour, so they were distinct too. This was especially helpful when they took the form of a human, so that person glowed in the god’s colour. There were many historical notes and notes about the text at the end of the book. This graphic novel would be a great accompaniment to the text of the Iliad because it illustrates the events. The text can be difficult to get through, so this graphic novel can make it easier to understand. This is a great graphic novel! I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Eshana Ranasinghe 28 days ago
This was really enjoyable and a fun way to read the Iliad without actually reading the Iliad. I was pleasantly surprised how much they chose to include from the original text, like how involved the gods were. It sticks very closely to the original story so as an adaptation it is very well done. The art was nice, I liked the decision to have it done in water colors and while it never turned away from showing violence inherent in an epic war story it was never too much or gory. The emotions and themes were captured in the art but sometimes the faces got a bit...unsettling (think hyper realistic wax sculptures) I wish the art was a bit more stylized. Hinds managed to capture the grandeur of the Iliad which is a great accomplishment. I highly recommend if you enjoy the Iliad and want to experience it in a more visual form or if you were interested in the Iliad (but like me) was not interested in reading 600+ pages of war. I received an arc in exchange for an honest review on Netgalley. This did not impact my review