THE AMULET OF SAMARKAND GRAPHIC NOVEL (). Bartimaeus’s most famous adventure is brought to stunning graphic life in this beautiful and faithful. The Amulet of Samarkand has ratings and reviews. C.G. said: This was intensely hilarious and intriguing and fabulous! I didn’t feel like facing. The Amulet of Samarkand Graphic Novel (Bartimaeus) by Jonathan Stroud – book cover, description, publication history.

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Ended up taking it home.


Bartimaeus is very interesting character for me. Bartimaeus pretends to be nasty and crusty and eager to destroy his master at the first chance, but it soon becomes clear that Bartimaeus has a certain weak spot for humans with a conscience. For over book reviews, and over 40 exclusive author interviews both audio and writtenvisit BookBanter. Maybe one or two minor swear words, if any.

See, I really, really like The Amulet of Samarkand and I was worried it wouldn’t adapt well to graphic novel. I was intereste This was fine, but not as good as the book. This is done by examining the perspective of the sarcastic and slightly egomaniacal djinni Bartimaeus. Jan 01, mina rated it it was amazing. Kita juga amlet berjumpa dengan wajah Ptolemy dan the less-important character menurutku, karena I hate this girl: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

First, the illustrations are superb. Other books in this series. There is a bad wizard A djinn unlike any amjlet will make you laugh and wonder how you could actually like a creature so devious. I was interested to read this, but it was clear early on that the changes worsened what is a fantastic book.


However, this really captures you and it is very easy to follow. They appear far too often in story line at the beginning and take up an entire panel, which totally throws off the reader’s visual progression and makes it difficult sakarkand get immersed in the story.

No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s almost like the writers are afraid to let the pictures tell the story. I would assume …more According to the book, Nathaniel uses the glasses until his naming when he receives contact lenses that he can view the demons with.

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It is rather small and even though I wear glasses to read and I could read it ok. It bring the story to life, and compels you to keep reading. If I remember correctly, there was plenty of this a It’s been many many years since I read the original novel version of the story of Nathaniel and Bartimaeus, so I can’t quite remember enough of the details to do a true comparison with this graphic novel edition.

It is clearly the first book in a series as it sets up a couple of larger power struggles, between magical and non-magical people and between djinn and the magicians they are indentured to, that are not fully resolved at the end. Other times I didn’t really have any issues at all.

Why enjoy a tiny taste when you can have the whole thing? Nov 16, Harris rated it liked it Shelves: The big benefit to presenting this novel in graphic samatkand is that the illustrations add a lot of flavour to the story.


To escape boredom he would occupy himself with books and stories. Other than those few parts however I loved this book. That will surely be enjoyed by the young and old.

Nov 23, Rainbow rated it really liked it. It was, however, a fine enough book, more like a good overview of the original than an equal to it.

The Ring of Solomon Jonathan Stroud. A special feature garphic these novels compared to others of their genre is that Stroud examines the stereotypes and ethics of the magician class and novsl enslaved demons. Clearly they were trying to maintain the chapter breaks from the novel, but when they’re therefore on every page it is obvious that it would have been novl to break up the graphic novel into larger “chapters” and do away with the original chapter breaks.

That being said, there are some really wonderful things and some really terrible things about this book on its own. He can changes shapes and is constantly bopping back and forth from a fly to a lizard to an Egyptian boy to an old lady Unfortunately, such faithfulness almost ends up being this adaptation’s undoing.

Feb 18, Patrice Sartor rated it it was amazing Shelves: I know, that sounds really strange. Its bright and colourful and really is easy on the eyes