‘The Complete Don Quixote’ Book Review

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on June 22, 2013
The Complete Don Quixote

The Complete Don Quixote
By Miguel de Cervantes / Adapted and illustrated by Rob Davis
$27.50 / SelfMadeHero Books (Abrams)

One of the most widely known and highly regarded stories in all of world literature gets a modern brush-up in this new graphic novel, which re-tells the famous 1600’s tale of the irrepressibly optimistic Spanish nobleman knight and his wide-ranging quest for chivalry. Originally published in two word-filled mega-volumes, this version breezes through the ripping tale in one, putting the highly distilled narration and dialogue in “comic book” word balloons and filling its pages with splashy panels of Davis’ dynamic, stylized renditions of Don Quixote, his faithful traveling companion Sancho Panza, and the many characters they encounter on their colorful travels.