ARC Mini-Review: Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Duman, Crystal S. Chan, and Nokman Poon

Title: Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo

Author: Alexandre Duman, Crystal S. Chan, and Nokman Poon

Publisher: Udon Entertainmant

Source: Udon Entertainment on NetGalley (A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.)

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A Conspiracy and a miscarriage of justice turn the gentle Edmond Dantès into an implacable agent of fate: The Count of Monte Cristo . Obsessed by vengeance and empowered by providence, the Count avenges himself on whose who have wronged him – but is this justice, or is this hubris? In the end, does even the Count know? (Source: Goodreads)

Edmond Dantes spends his life plotting his revenge after he is wrongfully imprisoned just as everything is about to fall into place in his life. This thrilling tale of revenge and justice is beautifully captured in manga form.

I have been holding off on reading this Manga Classic after being disappointed by the Jungle Book adaptation but boy was I wrong to do do! This was a really well put together adaptation with beautiful art and great writing. I think this is one of my favourite adaptations from Manga Classics because it genuinely made me want to read the original work.

I have not read the source material for this adaptation but it does feel like it is adapted smoothly and without losing anything of importance. I think the story flows very smoothly and you really feel the emotions of the characters. The desire for revenge especially and this pairs so well with the art which is beautiful and really captures the many sides of Dantes throughout the book.

There were several pages of notes on design, design choices, and the work that went into adapting this book that I found very interesting and definitely added to my enjoyment of the book.

Overall, I highly recommend this book and because of this book I will be picking up a copy of The Count of Monte Cristo to read in the future.

Ramble on,
Kimber


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