Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Civil War Adventure

Civil War Adventure
author: Chuck Dixon
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.50
book published: 2015
rating: 4
read at: 2015/06/09
date added: 2015/06/09
shelves: graphic-novels
'Civil War Adventures, Book One' is a series of illustrated retellings of stories from the Civil War. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

The stories are told in no particular order. The book provides a timeline of the war and shows when the stories take place there. There are stories of snipers and farmboys and fathers who find themselves in the path of war. There are letters to loved ones. We meet Mosby who made a famous raid behind enemy lines. We meet deserters who only want to get home to sick family and failing crops. We meet Darnel Dingus who seems to have managed to make it into a famous painting for his lack of brains.

Many of the stories are prefaced with brief information. It seems like the stories are more from the Confederacy side of things, but I think a lot of the experiences were not uncommon. It feels a bit like these were cut out of a larger work and pasted back in a different order. It gives some of the stories a strange or abrupt ending, but it didn't detract from my enjoyment. I loved the art. It's very detailed and at times has a bit of caricature feel, but it brings everything to life very well.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Dover Publications and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

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