Monday, March 19, 2018

Greek Gods #squadgoals by Courtney Carbone - OPTIONAL

Carbone, Courtney Greek Gods #squadgoals, 115 pages.  GRAPHIC NOVEL Random House, 2017. $10. Content: Language: R (21 swears; 22 “f”); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG.  

This is a brief overview of the Greek gods told through texts and emoji’s.   Starting with Uranus and moving through Kronos, Zeus and their siblings and children, there is a brief summary of their interactions with each other: deaths, marriages, betryals. Taking on the Greek myths is a daunting task, but to try and do it through texts was a mistake.  This book is confusing and disjointed even if you have a prior understanding of the major Greek players.  

There are four pages for the character list-it’s too much to keep track of in this type of format.  I loved Carbone’s srsly Hamlet book of the same format, but this book is a flop.  The swears are acronyms that have the “f” word, actual swears and emoji’s for the “s” word.  There is a glossary at the back that interprets what the different emoji’s and acronyms mean.  

MS, HS – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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