Saturday 27 March 2010

TWILIGHT: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1

When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret...

It looks like Twilight is going to be a story that'll keep coming back in different formats for us to enjoy. Just when I thought I couldn't possibly read/see it again and enjoy it as much as I did the first time, I opened this book and let it consume me all over again.

I picked it up on Saturday afternoon with the intention of looking at a few pages because the art is so stunning, but before I realised it, I was closing it. I'd read the whole thing in one sitting, with the sun setting behind me, just as it did for Bella and Edward.

There's no point in talking about the actual story, everything I had to say about it is here, but I do need to say that this book is a work of art. The way the characters look, the intensity of each frame, the different art techniques used--it's all simply amazing. Inspirational, even.

I'm going to keep this breathtaking graphic novel alongside the Twilight quartet and know that I'll pick it up again, just so I can gaze at the wonderful vision of Young Kim.

Twilight: The Graphic Novel is another wonderful incarnation of this intoxicating tale. Reading and looking at the gorgeous art was like visiting Forks all over again. I managed to get swept up in Bella's confusion and obsession in the same way that I did when I read the book a few year ago.

I loved it. It's an essential book for any true Twilight fan to own. :)

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1, March 2010, ISBN 978-190-565466-6, Orbit Hardback

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