Saturday, November 5, 2011

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Challenge

Man of la Book is hosting this interesting challenge. Which I, naturally, cannot resist. Resistance, Bev, books, and challenges do not go together. The League of Extra­or­di­nary Gen­tle­men, writ­ten by Alan Moore and illus­trated by Kevin O'Neill, is a won­der­ful graphic novel which take sev­eral famous (and not-so-famous) lit­er­ary char­ac­ters and mix them up together for an adven­ture of a life­time. He thought it would be fun to read those clas­sic nov­els and then the graphic novel to see how the cre­ators man­aged to take such clas­sics and mix them up all together. If that sounds fun to you too, then click on the challenge button above for complete details and to sign up.
1. The goal is to read the clas­sic books and the graphic novel to see how they all tie together. No blog is needed, a review on Ama­zon, Goodreads, etc. is good enough.
2. What counts: books, eBooks, audio books
3. Crossovers from other read­ing chal­lenges count.

The books are (in no spe­cific order):
Drac­ula by Bram Stoker (4/25/12)
Twenty Thou­sand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (2/14/12)
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Steven­son (6/3/12)
The Invis­i­ble Man by H.G. Wells (1/9/12)
The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells (2/3/12)
The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer (any Fu Manchu novel) [6/12/12]
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (any Sher­lock Holmes novel) [2/5/12]
King Solomon's Mines by Sir H. Rider Haggard (any Allan Quater­main novel) [5/29/12]
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming (Any James Bond novel) [3/3/12]
- The League of Extra­or­di­nary Gen­tle­men (Vol 1) [read 4/6/12) graphic novel to tie it all together. (if you don't have it in your local library Ama­zon sells afford­able issues).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Bev,

thank you for joining the challenge. I thought I put you on the page, sorry it is there now.