Adapted by Morvan, Jean and Corbeyran The Murders in the Rue Morgue and other tales by Edgar Allan Poe Papercutz, 2013 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG13 Violence: R $13.99 GRAPHIC NOVEL
This book contains graphic novel adaptions of the Edgar Allan Poe stories of the Murders in the Rue Morgue, the Gold Bug, and The Mystery of Marie Roget.
To be honest, if your not going to read the original of these stories than the cliff notes version would be easier than this graphic novel. The cadence of the language and the vocabulary is kept intact here, making it as difficult as the original. This is where the graphic novel imagery steps into help out right? I found it to be less than helpful, especially in the first story where the characters look very much alike. There is detailed scenes of female murder victims as well, which add more gore than just reading from the book. I am still not liking almost everything that Papercutz puts out.
HS –NO Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.