Friday, August 16, 2013

Book Review: Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (A Graphic Adaptation)

If you want to "see the movie" instead of reading the book, this graphic novel edition of The Origin of Species will do the trick (Michael Keller wrote, Nicolle Roger Fuller drew). Darwin's arguments are appropriately distilled and discussed, and the high points of his prose are pulled out. As an example of the art of comics I can't recommend it. Technical issues such as layout, movement between boxes, and the quality of drawing aren't up to average for the field. I also would have liked more recent science supporting Darwin's thoughts. There's a few examples but there could be many more. Still, if Darwin's words are what you're interested in (and you should be), then this is probably the most efficient way to examine them.

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