Sunday, January 24, 2010
Graphic Classics by O'Henry Review #10
Product Details from Amazon.com
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Eureka Productions (January 29, 2005)
Product Description from Amazon.com
Graphic Classics: O. Henry is a collection of stories from the great American short story writer and master of the surprise ending, adapted in comics form. The volume features "The Ransom of Red Chief", illustrated by Johnny Ryan. Plus "The Caballero's Way", the original tale of The Cisco Kid, by Mark A. Nelson, and O. Henry's Christmas classic "The Gift of the Magi" by Lisa K. Weber. With seven more stories, including a new O. Henry "sequel" by Mort Castle, and art by Rick Geary, Gerry Alanguilan, Shary Flenniken and Esao Andrews.
In this Graphic Classic we focus on the novels of O'Henry. Some of the stories were good and some were dull. This book took me longer to get through than usual because there were more stories I did not care for than ones that I did like. My favorite short story of the book is The Ransom of Red Chief. My least favorite is Roads of Destiny.
The different stories had different author adaptions and illustrators. Some of the drawing were better than others as well. This type of book is really hard to review because there is so much going on.
I rate this book a 3/5
FCC. Disclaimer: I borrowed this book from the library and I am an Amazon Associate. I was not paid or compensated in any way for this review. The is review is solely my opinion.