Feb 26, 2018

A Close Encounter With God

It was my experience of meeting MGR in person. That happened when I was 11 years old, and I have posted this in my blog 12 years before.


After reading as a book I feel I should have included some persons who was with me and their comments about MGR.

Satisfied that more than 18 people have downloaded my book so far. Thanks to Almighty in helping me to publish the incident as a book.

The book can be downloaded here, free for Kindle Unlimited.

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Feb 22, 2018

James Bond: Casino Royale

A nice adaption of Casino Royale into a graphic novel. The artwork stands outstanding in car chase and action scenes. They have used the prose part beautifully, as what James Bond thinks appears in white font.


James Bond’s car in action

I have only one complaint I cannot recognize what is going on in certain panels, images given below.


The panel in left, it looks like a hand holding a telephone receiver or a door handle or what?


The above is art work for Bond badly treated by LeChiffre. Can’t interpret what it is. A face?or is it a opened mouth?

Apart from these they have created a wonderful graphic novel without tampering the original story of Ian Fleming. A great read and good collectible for Bond fans.

Feb 9, 2018

Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo

Basically I am a comic book lover, first time I am reading a Manga. I have not read The Count of Monte Cristo book when it was available for review in Net galley I picked it up.

The graphic novel “The Count Of Monte Cristo” is 401 pages long, a classic tale of Alexandre Dumas adapted to Manga the art work by Nokman Poon and story adaption by Crystal S.Chan.

Count of Monte Cristo

Graphic novel cover

From the blurb

"A conspiracy and a miscarriage of justice turn the gentle Edmond Dante's into an implacable agent of fate: The Count of Monte Cristo. Obsessed by vengeance and empowered by providence, the Count avenges himself on those who have wronged him - but is this justice, or is this hubris? In the end, does even the Count know?"

The story is huge and complex plot with vast number of characters the team have worked very well in nicely trimming the story at the same time stick to the rule of showing how Edmond Dantes took revenge on those who did him wrong. A commendable work that we have to appreciate. The artwork is superb and excellent, the facial expressions of characters are worth mentioning, even the copy I had is un-edited and low resolution ones.

They have given a character design sketch book, character relationship guide, the artist have also shared his thoughts about the designing some of the characters such as Edmond Dantes, Haydee, Albert De Morcerf and Valentine De Villefort. Further they also added some photographs, the original locations related to the story. I enjoyed reading Manga Classic, recommended to Manga lovers.

My rating 177042407