Monday, July 30, 2007
Books - Book Review - Glacial Period - Nicholas de Crecy
This is my first graphic novel review, and I am happy that I read it. I found out about Glacial Period from World Literature Today.
It is published by NBM Publishing in conjuction with the Louvre (yes, the one in Paris!)
In a cold future, archeologist looking for evidence of life in Euro and encounter the Louvre amidst the snow and ice.
The names of paintings and sculptures that you see are listed in the back of the novel, so you don't need a guide from the museum.
The most shocking image: a faded Mona Lisa!
Interpretations of paintings and sculptures are interesting. Angels (obese flying children) make the archeologists wonder whether early humans could levitate before or after life.
They are amazed when they see water in liquid form, all the different types of boats in the water, and people with no coats on.
In this world, there is a superdog, named Hulk, that has some genetic traits of a pig and can carbon-date artifacts and talks. He finds a way to save all the art in the Louvre.
This is an interesting view of the future. I also learned a lot about art.
Younger children could read this and fall in love with Hulk. Adults can appreciate the view of the future of mankind.
The illustrations are rather nice; it seems that the originals were done in watercolor.
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