Do you approach reading a graphic novel differently than reading a more traditional novel?
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This was my first graphic novel, I never even liked comic books as a child. I did begin differently, I previewed the drawings, quickly scanning through the book, creating lots of questions in my mind as to how this would ever be considered a real "novel" but I was drawn in by the story when I began reading the text.
Join Date: 12/19/12
I did, yes. Normally I "save" my new BookBrowse books for our monthly car trips to visit my in laws. This book was different, I preferred to read it at home, curled up with lots of light in a quiet room to slowly flip through and make sure I could absorb each detail. It felt more like an adventure to be engrossed in, so I treated it different in that sense.
Join Date: 12/22/11
I would say yes - I approach a graphic novel differently but then I think I approach ebooks, audio books and print books each in a different manner.
With a graphic novel - I do not necessarily have to visualize the scenes as it is presented to me. I like to take my time looking at the visuals and seeing what clues and other information I can pick up on as the "word" are few and economical.
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Interesting question. When first reading the book, I don't think I approached it differently. However, upon reflection, I obviously did. I think I may have screwed up the flow of the book because I would get hung up on why there were drops of moisture on a person's face or what did the items on the mermaid's necklace symbolize. There was a lot of stopping and starting on my part.
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This was also my first graphic novel that I had read. I definitely approached it differently because I did not really know what to expect and had a preset notion in my mind that I was going to have difficulty following the story. (Which did not happen.)
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No, not at all. A novel is a novel. It is the story that matters. How the author chooses to deliver the story does not
influence how I read it. The illustrations simply replace the words but I
am still reading.
When my children were growing up and just starting to read, I never drew a line between a "proper" book (as some called them) vs an illustrated book. No matter how the story was delivered, at least they were reading and that was far more important to me.
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I didn't intentionally approach this book differently, but the experience was different. The images were provided for me instead of from my imagination which, I think, had both positive and negative effects on my reading. I enjoyed the experience of Sailor Twain overall.
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