Sunday, 4 August 2019

Book Review: Fevre Dream by Martin, Abraham and Lopez (Graphic Novel/Paranormal/Horror)

Title: Fevre Dream
Author: Martin, Abraham, Lopez
Publisher:
Avatar Press

Publication Date: 2011
Pages:
256
Format:
Paperback
Genre:
Graphic Novel/Paranormal/Horror
Source:
Borrowed from the Library

 


The vampire epic by best-selling author George R.R. Martin, presented as a graphic novel for the very first time! From George R.R. Martin, author of the New York Times best-selling novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, comes a moonlit tale of feuding vampire clans, death, and debauchery in the bayou! Set in 1857 along the muddy Mississippi, Fevre Dream introduces Abner Marsh, a remarkably ugly man who longs to captain the fastest steamboat on the river. When a pale, mysterious gentleman named Joshua – who keeps strange hours and stranger friends – approaches him with an offer of partnership, Abner’s dreams appear to come true… though he may have unleashed a nightmare on the unsuspecting shores! Adapted by Hugo-nominated author Daniel Abraham and artist Rafa Lopez, this graphic novel stays faithful to Martin’s original dark vision, immersing the reader in the tortures and joys of vampire society. Includes an original introduction by the legendary author!


On the whole, I think Fevre Dream translated well into the graphic novel medium. Obviously the story is a little truncated, but all the main plot points and characters are there. I found the artwork essentially good. It was always easy to pick out who was who; although, I always imagined Joshua as being a little more attractive when I read the prose-only book, but that's just a personal thing. :) In general, though, this was an enjoyable read that will appeal to fans of the original book and those coming to the story for the first time.

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