Discussion: Graphic Novels18:44
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Last week involved another epic library trip, and I came away with an awesome haul of interesting looking books. Amongst the many genres in my stack, I added a new one this time: graphic novels. I’ve never actually tried a graphic novel before, though I’ve read comics like Tintin and Asterix and Obelix. Graphic novels were really introduced to me by people like Cait@PaperFury, and now that my library is finally starting up a collection, I figured it was time to give them a go for myself.
Having read all of one graphic novel since said epic trip, I have a few initial thoughts about graphic novels. For me, it was a very interesting experience. I’m not used to my books having so very few words in them. Looking at a page with six words and twelve pictures is a little strange, but at the same time, having the colourful pictures made a nice change. However, I also found interestingly enough, that I wasn’t as immersed in the story world in the graphic novel as I am in a book. I think it’s the fact that the scene is laid out before me rather than requiring effort on my part to imagine it all. Hmm, does that mean that I prefer to work hard while reading?
I still have five more graphic novels to try before I make up my mind about whether I like them or not. But I would love to know your opinion. What do you think of graphic novels? Have you ever read any? If not, would you? Have you any good graphic novels to recommend to me?