Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation – Michael Keller
January 21, 2010 § 17 Comments
In my previous post on Nick Lane’s book, I did mention that I wanted to read Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species. And I did actually start on the book. In fact, I think I was up to a little more than halfway through, when I just put it down. But while I was reading that book, I came across this post at Stuff As Dreams Are Made On, and found about a graphic adaptations of Darwin’s book. *Excitement!*
I think finding this book was half the reason why I gave up on Darwin’s book. But more on that later.
I’m actually not happy to say that I was disappointed with the book. It could be because I read this book straight after a kind-of heavy, actual science, science book. But I felt like Keller skipped through so much. Some points were clear and understandable, but some were just random bits of information, and felt a little too scattered for me.
I was also a little lost on how to read this thing! I’m no newbie to graphic novels or manga/manhwa, so I actually found it quite funny how I didn’t know which box came after which. And it gets quite frustrating, since there’s a train of thought that’s supposed to follow one after another. Maybe that’s why it felt scattered. I just don’t know.
The illustrations were actually quite well done, so that’s one redeeming point for the book.
But other than that, I can’t say I really enjoyed this book very much. Sad, because I had wanted to.
My thoughts on Darwin’s Origin of Species on Page 2.
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