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Slaughterhouse-Five: The Graphic Novel

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Anti-war sci-fi tale makes a smooth transition to comics.

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Sometimes a classic novel fails to gel in comics form, but this adaptation of a beloved book does a great job of retelling the story. Writer Ryan North is noted for his humor, and he captures the dark-but-buoyant tone of the source material. Artist Albert Monteys renders the action with a sure hand and an inventive eye, but some of the panels are colored so muddily that it's difficult to discern what's happening within the murkiness. Generally, this is a solid, sometimes surprising adaptation of an experimental novel. Younger readers might find this graphic version a better fit, but those with sophisticated reading abilities might want to tackle the novel straight on. Either way, they have a unique experience in store.

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