September 4, 2010
Every week, two of my favorite bookstores in the world, Baltimore's Atomic Books and Brooklyn's WORD Bookstore recommend new books on this blog. Since Atomic Books recommends comics and graphic novels, and WORD new books of all genres, their choices rarely overlap, but when they do, I know I am in for a reading treat.
This past week both bookstores recommended Seymour Chwast's graphic novel adaptation of Dante's Divine Comedy. Needless to say, I immediately picked up this book (and will be reviewing it soon for the 52 Books, 52 Weeks series).
Adapting literature (both classic and modern) into graphic novels is very popular these days.
To enter the contest, leave a comment in this post with the name of the literary work you would most like to see given the graphic novel treatment. Personally, I think Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You Mr. Rosewater would make a great comic.
The winner will receive a copy of Dante's Divine Comedy.
The winner will receive the following prizes:
Dante's Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaptation, adapted by Seymour Chwast.
The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight CT Friday evening (September 10th).
also at Largehearted Boy:
52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading series)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Shorties (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)