Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Weigh in Wednesday (6): Graphic Novel vs Traditional Novel



When I am in reading process, a huge movie is performing at the same time inside my mind. Of course, I created the scene and image by my own imagination, based on the description of what I read from the book. That’s why I love traditional novel because it provides me a wide room for imagination. With graphic novel, I cannot do such thing. Graphic novel already provided the image or illustration for the story, thus we lose the freedom of imagination. So, weighing the two choices of this week, I pick traditional novel! Novels are always promising the fun of reading pages full of words! J

What about you? Are you a fan of graphic or traditional novel? You can share your weigh in Wednesday, hosted by Lauren.

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6 comments:

  1. Yes, I have a movie going on in my mind too. Very good description.

    Thanks for stopping my my WiW.

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    1. And thanks for stopping by in return! :)

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  2. I agree with you on the lack of imagination when reading a graphic novel. I do have to say I love how far the art in them has come over the years though!

    ~Ali
    My WIW

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    1. Yes, agree. I appreciate the illustrators for the art development, but I'm just not a fan of graphics...

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  3. I also chose traditional novels for many of the same reasons you have listed... my mind wants to be in control and have creative freedom with story. That's why I have some problems with book adaptions on film!

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    1. Me too, I've never found movie adaptations that are better than the book. Movies can't capture the feeling we have from reading the book.

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