Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pretty Young Thing (A Book Review)

Publication: November 2007 
Tamara Drewe by Posy Simmonds A-

A delicious graphic novel that is hard not to devour in one sitting. The characters are rich, the illustrations are spot-on, and the story is cleverly scandalous without being cheesy. It is based on Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd, and centers around Tamara Drewe, a young temptress who moves back to her family's countryside estate. Her arrival gives the locals plenty to talk about. An entertaining read that adapted nicely to the big screen in 2010.

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