Book Review: Manga Classics: Great Expectations

Title: Manga Classics: Great Expectations

Author: Stacy King

Publisher: Udon Entertainment

Release Date: May 19, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Great Expectations has it all: romance, mystery, comedy, and unforgettable characters woven through a gripping rags-to-riches tale. Naive Pip, creepy Miss Haversham, beautifully cold Estella, terrifying Abel Magwitch, and the rest of Dicken’s fantastic cast are perfectly envisioned in this new adaptation in this 300-plus page volume featuring artwork by artist Nokman Poon. Manga Classics editions feature classic stories, faithfully adapted and illustrated in manga style, and available in both hardcover and softcover editions. Proudly presented by UDON Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing.

4 stars
I really liked it

*Book received via NetGalley.*

SPOILER FREE REVIEW

I couldn’t clearly wrap my head around why the title is the title. I blame it on my lack of comprehension. Classic works just have too deep a meaning most of the time.

I would’ve ranted with the way the story ended if I hadn’t done further research. Turns out the end is just as vague and letting the readers come up with their own conclusion. It broke my heart when Biggy married Joe but they both deserve to be happy. I was also happy when Estella finally became a human person with feelings and no longer a cold, heartless living robot.

Gave it four stars because I wasn’t really all over it. Maybe I’m an Austen fan rather than a Charles since I’m a die hard romance fan.

Once again these Manga Classic adaptations are truly helpful.

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