Monday, December 16, 2013
Read another graphic novel...WOW
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
By: Nunzio DeFilippis
Genre: Graphic novel
2 out of 5
I never knew that this story was originally a short story (1922) written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, but then I am not an avid reader of the classic genre. I enjoyed the movie (2008) that was adapted from this story, but this graphic novel is not very satisfactory. Because I have not read Fitzgerald’s short story, I can only compare it to the movie and judge it by itself. The drawings were mediocre and the story was vague and boring – there was no climax or the spectacle as in movie; rather just the undramatic facts. So the most exciting aspect, for me, was the discovery that Fitzgerald had written a story with such an intriguing plot back in 1922.