THE AMULET OF SAMARKAND GRAPHIC NOVEL (). Bartimaeus’s most famous adventure is brought to stunning graphic life in this beautiful and faithful. The Amulet of Samarkand has ratings and reviews. C.G. said: This was intensely hilarious and intriguing and fabulous! I didn’t feel like facing. The Amulet of Samarkand Graphic Novel (Bartimaeus) by Jonathan Stroud – book cover, description, publication history.
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Goodreads helps sa,arkand keep grapbic of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Nathaniel 11, magician apprentice, learns more challenging spells than his master assigns. He summons Bartimaeus, a year-old djinni, to assist in revenge against the proud ambitious Simon Lovelace by stealing his precious amulet.
All are caught in a whirlwind of espionage, murder, and rebellion.
The Amulet of Samarkand: The Graphic Novel
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Liz According to the book, Nathaniel uses the movel until his naming when he receives contact lenses that he can view the demons with. I would assume …more According to the book, Nathaniel uses the glasses until his naming when he receives contact lenses that he can view the demons with.
I would assume they kept his glasses in the graphic novel because they never explained that anyone uses contacts. Underwood also wears contacts in samariand version, though I believe in the book he wears contacts exclusively.
See 1 question about The Amulet of Samarkand…. Lists with This Book. Feb 26, C. Drews rated it really liked it Shelves: This was intensely hilarious and intriguing and fabulous! And there is an incredibly hilarious novvel. The whole apprentice idea has been done over and over and oooover, of course, or this was a little cli This was intensely hilarious and intriguing and fabulous!
The whole apprentice idea has been done over and over and oooover, of course, and this was a little cliche. Nathaniel has a horrifically mean master, although the magician’s wife is really nice and the magician treats his wife samxrkand dirt which is really sucky and Nathaniel’s a very clever little magician but everyone just flicks him off for no reason.
But he traps a major demon, Bartimaeus and uses him to get back at another mean magician. Aaaaand, it all goes downhill fast. Bartimaeus is a sassy little thing.
He can changes shapes and is constantly bopping back and forth from a fly to a lizard to an Egyptian boy to an old lady I really loved the art!
It told an awesome story and it was lively and the expressions were perfect. I giggled quite a few times, it’s just really hilarious. Who doesn’t like a sassy demon?? I mean, yeah the plot was cliche nkvel I wasn’t at all astounded, but I thought it’d be a solid MG read. I’m going to read the book. When I steal Time and have more hours in my day. View all 6 comments. Aug 27, Amy Eye rated it really liked it. A djinn unlike any other will make you laugh and wonder how you could actually like a creature so devious.
But I guess in a world that he is summoned to, it isn’t so hard to love him. Bartimaeus is a very old, quite powerful, and especially hilarious djinn. He is summoned by a new wizard, a boy, who should not ssamarkand the ability to summon anything remotely as powerful as Bartimaeus, but he does.
Not only does he summon him, he outwits him and tricks him into doing his bidding. There is a bad wizard A djinn unlike any other will make you laugh and wonder how you could actually like a creature so devious.
There is a bad wizard out there. Lovelace is power hungry, greedy, and just a nasty piece of work. He embarrasses this young, powerful wizard and this child is not playing games. He is now out for revenge against Lovelace. His journey of vengeance causes him to lose everything he ever loved I loved novrl book when I read the novel about a year ago. I was sucked into the brilliance of the story, the original way it was told, and the overall feel of the book.
When I saw there was a graphic novel available, I jumped at the chance to get to see what I had imagined all this time. The artwork in this book is very striking, and I think this graphic novel did a great job leaving the main essence of the story in place. Like any movie adaptation, a graphic adaptation of a novel will have to change a few details and leave things out, but this story was just as engaging as the samaekand.
I highly recommend it to anyone. It really was a treat to get to see the different planes the way Bartimaeus gets to see them, the imps, the demons, and of course the climax of the story was quite captivating.
I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the books in the series in graphic novel form. It was a great break in my work day to sit back and relax with this. Nov 09, May rated it liked it Shelves: I admit, I only read the graphic novel adaptions of books I like to see what an artist would do with it.
I don’t take it seriously at all, and with this, that’s a good thing. I know they were trying to keep it to one book, but I feel like too much was left out, too much was rushed. All the major, important events were kept, but most of Nathanial’s story, and a lot of the fun, minor details got left out.
For the sake of brevity, I suppose. It was, however, a fine enough book, more like a good over I admit, I only read the graphic novel adaptions of books I like to see what an artist would do with it. It was, however, a fine enough book, more like a good overview of the original than an equal to it. What I really didn’t like, however, was how Amluet was treated.
The stories about him that were kept in painted him as a sympathetic character only after revenge for the woman he thought of as a mother.
The Amulet of Samarkand (graphic novel)
Which is not how Is see–or like–Nathanial at all. In the original, he’s an obnoxious, self-centered, pompous jerk with an understandably skewed view of life. He wasn’t a character you immediately liked, but he was a character that was very real, very understandable, samarknad very original for it. I felt like in this graphic novel version he was reduced to a softer version of himself.
Barely different than a hundred other revenge-seeking heroes. And it was disappointing. How far would you go for revenge? After being humiliated by Simon Lovelace, twelve-year-old zmulet Nathaniel schemes to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from Lovelace’s graphlc home. In order to accomplish this task he calls upon the help of the powerful djinni called Bartimaeus. Only things quickly go wrong.
The more I read graphic adaptations of books and other media, the more I realize that they’re a lot like film adaptations.
The Amulet of Samarkand (The Graphic Novel) by Jonathan Stroud
Like in movies, the author and illustrator need to strike a delicate bal How far would you go for revenge? Like in movies, the author and illustrator need to strike a delicate balance. They need to be faithful to the source material, while making sure the adaptation fits its new format. One area where the Bartimaeus graphic novel succeeds is in faithfulness to the source material.
Despite the fact that The Amulet of Samarkand was a rather thick novel most of it remains intact in this page graphic novel. The writers did a very good job of distilling it down to its most important part. Unfortunately, such faithfulness almost ends up being this adaptation’s undoing. Part of the charm of the Bartimaeus series can be found in the character of Bartimaeus himself.
He’s a great source of comedy, a clever djinni that talks too much and has a knack for getting out of difficult situations. The writers do their best to bring this across in the graphic novel, but it doesn’t always end up working out. The already small panels are cluttered with text boxes containing Bartimaeus’s stream of consciousness.
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This becomes the most problematic when Bartimaeus is describing his own action. At these moments I felt so amluet. Ae can clearly see what he’s doing in the illustration. We don’t need it spelled out for us. It’s almost like the writers are afraid to let the pictures tell the story. Sometimes they do do a good job of bringing Bartimaeus’s voice to the page. This can be seen in how they include the footnotes. One positive that’s worth mentioning is the artwork.