My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I’ve never really liked this story, but reading it as a manga was definitely better! Seeing Pip as a manga character, and being able to read his expressions, brought the story to life for me. I also appreciated that the story is condensed and clear, making it easy to follow what is going on.
The best part is seeing all the characters, both good guys and villains, strongly reflected in the beautiful artwork. Joe has an angelic face, peaceful and kindly in every circumstance. Miss Havisham is old and gaunt and ghastly. And Pip’s face is innocent and wishful. The brilliant thing about the artwork is that their whole character is written in their faces!
I enjoyed this manga adaptation, even reading a story that I originally didn’t like when I read it as a novel! That is the power of manga, I guess! It softened the story to a place where I could enjoy it.
Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley, in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.