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review 2016-10-23 21:46
Fahrenheit 451 ~ graphic novel
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation - Ray Bradbury,Tim Hamilton

*Book source ~ Library

 

Guy Montag is a fireman. But in this dystopian world a fireman makes fires, not stops them. They burn books, buildings and sometimes people if the people refuse to leave. Because books are forbidden and people aren’t supposed to think. Until one day Montag meets a young, strange girl named Clarisse. Clarisse makes him start thinking and from there his whole life changes because thinking is not a good thing to be doing in this world.

 

While I have read several classics there are several more on my TBR and this is one of them. I can’t rate how well the adaptation is since I haven’t read the book, but I do get the gist of what’s going on. I’ve always wanted to read Fahrenheit 451, but I have to say that I’m not overly impressed with it. At least with this version. Maybe it loses a lot in the adaptation or maybe it’s not for me, but I’ll still give the book a try. Some day. Anyway, the story isn’t too bad and while the illustrations are pretty good, especially since they really give the feeling of a bleak and oppressing dystopian world, they aren’t really my style. Fans of the book would probably enjoy this graphic novel though.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/10/fahrenheit-451-graphic-novel.html
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text 2016-07-03 23:09
June Reading Roundup
Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation - Ray Bradbury,Tim Hamilton
A Trick of Fate (The Renaissance Sojourner Series Book 0) - Kristin Gleeson,Moonyeen Blakey
Sons of the Wolf - Paula Lofting
The Last Lion 3: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-65 - Paul Reid,William Raymond Manchester
The Heretic's Daughter - Kathleen Kent
The Devil's Band (The Devilstone Chronicles) (Volume 1) - Richard Anderton
The Children of Henry VIII - Alison Weir
The Queen's Caprice - Marjorie Bowen

I'm behind on reviews but not reading. Though I decided that I am no longer going to review everything I read, there are still a couple of these that I need to review.

 

I won't be reviewing Fahrenheit 451 though I did enjoy reading it and discussing it with my daughter. Classics and mass market books are just not in need of my input. I will continue to review independently published novels, NetGalley ARCs, and books that I just feel like talking about.  ;-)

 

Reviews will be forthcoming for The Devil's Band and The Queen's Caprice.

 

Audiobooks:

Fahrenheit 451

Heretic's Daughter

The Last Lion

 

NetGalley:

The Queen's Caprice

 

Independent Authors:

A Trick of Fate

The Sons of the Wolf

The Devil's Band

 

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review 2016-07-02 21:59
Treasure Island / Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island - Tim Hamilton,Robert Louis Stevenson

A treasure map where X marks the spot, a schooner set to sail, a onelegged seaman with a parrot on his shoulder, a boy whose bravery will be tested by murder, mutiny, and betrayal — Robert Louis Stevenson’s well-loved tale is the ultimate swashbuckling adventure. Sweeping a path from the sleepy English coast to the raging high seas to a tropical island concealing a buried treasure, this story of friendship and greed, loyalty and courage stars an unforgettable cast of characters: young Jim Hawkins, the terrifying Blind Pew, the wild man Ben Gunn, and one of literature’s most dastardly villains, the charming, crafty, and utterly unscrupulous Long John Silver.

 

***Wanda’s Summer Carnival of Children’s Literature***

Shiver me timbers! I wonder what Robert Louis Stevenson would think of Captain Jack Sparrow? Because a lot of Jack Sparrow’s DNA can be found in Treasure Island. I choose to think that Stevenson would be delighted by how influential his book had been.

This is a book that I never was interested in as a kid—pirates just didn’t appeal to me, I guess. But I was missing a pretty good yarn and I’m glad I was finally inspired to read it as an adult. The assumptions of class were really brought home to me during the reading—the upper classes expect to be obeyed and are right royally ticked off when their subordinates aren’t cooperative with that assumption. The pirates are portrayed as completely controlled by their baser desires (although no sex was allowed!) and this makes them vulnerable to defeat by the more self-controlled gentlemen. Despite that, I was left feeling rather sympathetic to Long John Silver, despite his weasel ways.

I think a re-watch of Pirates of the Caribbean is in order now!

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review 2015-09-18 13:16
Great book
Treasure Island - Tim Hamilton,Robert Louis Stevenson

after all this time I finally picked it back up,can't believe it to me this long to do so because it's been years since I've read this book which is sad because this one and Dracula got me in to read classic.Read this for # lindseyalong Aug.21st -28 Classic reads , and I'm so glad I did,even though like I said it's been years,as I was reading I actually remembered one scene from the book. 

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review 2014-08-02 15:57
Not impressed with the artwork.
Treasure Island - Tim Hamilton,Robert Louis Stevenson

*Book source ~ Library

 

Do I really need to summarize this book? It’s Treasure Island, a classic for Pete’s sake! Ok, ok…Jim Hawkins is a young son of an innkeeper. When a drunken pirate, Billy Bones, comes to stay at the inn he tells Jim many different stories, but he also has Jim keep a weather eye out for a pirate with a wooden leg. Hawkins and Long John Silver end up sailing to an island looking for buried treasure. Much shenanigans ensue.

 

Ok, I’ve read Treasure Island before. But this is the graphic novel. It does a pretty good job of conveying everything that was in the original book in a short amount of pages. I didn’t particularly care for the artwork though. It seemed sparse and unfinished. But then again, I like a lot of detail and color. If you want a short quick read of Treasure Island then this graphic novel may do the trick.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2014/08/saturday-shorts.html
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