Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Challenge Complete: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Many thanks to Man of la Book for hosting this interesting challenge.  I had a great time reading all of the classic novels which inspired the graphic novel The League of Extra­or­di­nary Gen­tle­men, writ­ten by Alan Moore and illus­trated by Kevin O'Neill. [In fact, truth be told, I had a much better time reading all the books behind the story than I did with the graphic novel.  But, then, graphic novels aren't my thing, so mileage may vary.]

This graphic novel  takes sev­eral famous (and not-so-famous) lit­er­ary char­ac­ters and mixes them up together for an adven­ture of a life­time. Man of la Book 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--it's a perpetual challenge, so even though I'm just finishing up, you could get started. Right now.

Here are the books I read (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:

Chris Thompson said...

This sounds like a fun challenge. I've seen the movie version of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and didn't find it very entertaining, but I do like Alan Moore's graphic novels, so I'd give that a try.