Feb 12, 2021

The Aviator - Volume 1 - Take-off - Review

This is my unbiased review of The Aviator - Volume 1 and, I thank Netgalley and Europe Comics for giving me an opportunity to read this adventure. The story is set in the World War I era, Josef is the son of a German pastor and doctor who used to visit his rural patients in a biplane. He teaches his son Josef to fly his Albatros. During one such visit he treats an old man who is married to a young girl, Josef develops an infatuation with her. Fate intervenes into the life of young Josef, his lover is killed and how Josef avenges and why he joins hands with his uncle in the war and all these are nicely unfolds in the remaining pages.

The artwork is excellent, especially the jungle sceneries, the graphic novel also shows the pitiful living condition of people during colonial days. A beautiful graphic novel, I enjoyed reading it.

Above are some of the panel showing the superb artwork of Arnoux Erik and Millien Chrys.

Jan 1, 2021

Finding Ithaka - Book Review

I like to thank Netgalley for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review. I like Greek mythology since my college days. I have read a short account of Odysseus and his journey home after the Trojan War.

In this novel "Finding Ithaka" written by Anna Harvey, the author has excellently handled the story of Odysseus and the story of Dr.Thea Sefton into one fantastic page-turner. The characters in the life of Odysseus and Thea have resemblances.

An archaeological expedition team along with Thea comes to a Greek Island Kefalonia which they believe that the lost palace of legendary Odysseus is somewhere on this particular island.

And also Thea is not new to Greece as her lost love Dimitri Kampitsis is the sponsor for the expedition. Why Dimitri left Thea 20 years back and did they find the Odysseus palace forms the rest of the story.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.