Monday, September 16, 2013

Parodies and retellings

THE GHASTLY DANDIES DO THE CLASSICS by Ben Gibson. Razorbill 2013.

Being succinct is sometimes difficult when it comes to the classics. In this slim volume, retellings of classics such as Moby Dick, Don Quixote, Frankenstein, and The Great Gatsby (to name a few) are handled in about 2 double page spreads with large illustrations and minimal text. What better way to encounter a classic initially than in this foreshortened version?

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