A wonderful wordless story

The Lion (Love #3)The Lion (Love #3) by Frédéric Brrémaud, Federico Bertolucci

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

From Goodreads blurb:

Both heartwarming and heartbreaking, this volume focuses on a solitary Lion as it wanders the plains of Africa, handling the daily hunt, and vicious rivalry, without a Pride of its own. The circle of Life takes center stage in a world where predator and prey trade places on a regular basis, and Family is something worth fighting – and dying – for.

I admit, I didn’t know exactly what I was signing up for while picking up this story, but I’m happy I did it. It was an interesting experience and I’d like to repeat it with the other two volumes of “Love”.

The authors had a wonderful idea to use only images to tell the story. After all, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.

Love-The-Lion-4In the story, we’ll follow a single lion banished from its pack, wandering through the African plains. Authors marked him with distinct darker mane, so he’s easily recognizable.

Few times the story reminded me of “The Lion King”, but really, which story about lions wouldn’t? But don’t be mistaken, by picking this book you won’t get a cute Disney story. You’ll get a realistic tale about few animals that might’ve as well happened many times before and might happen again. You’ll see the nice, funny moments of playtime and you’ll see the hunt and fight scenes.

The graphic is lovely – the calm brownish colors fit perfectly. They’re realistic and wonderful. The drawings are lively and atmospheric. It’s really nice to watch. I’d love to get a paper version of this novel one day. After all, it doesn’t require translation so there shouldn’t be a problem to sell it pretty much everywhere ;).

Should you pick up this book? Yes, if you like stories about nature and lovely graphics. Yes, if you want something refreshing. And yes if you’re in a reading slump – no words after all 😉

TV-Kitty-icon2Have you read any of the “Love” books?
What did you think about them?


4 thoughts on “A wonderful wordless story

  1. Pingback: Dwarves and dinosaurs – two unlikely graphic novels you might like – Magic of books

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