Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter Softcover - SunNeko Lee, Luke Mehall;Gaelen Engler;Drew Thayer;Ashley King;Stacy Bare;Chris Barlow;Erica Lineberry;Brendan  Leonard;Teresa Bruffey;D. Scott Borden, Crystal Chan, Nathaniel Hawthorne

Expected Publication: March 10th


Last year I read the manga-ization (I know that's not a word, but how would you call it?) of Les Miserables and enjoyed it a lot more than I had expected. I found it a very clever way to introduce people to classics, especially so with classics that might seem a bit daring (like my two-year-and-counting struggle with the 'real' Les Miserables). So, when I saw this new so-called Manga Classic on Netgalley I really wanted to give it a try, even though I was not familiar with the story of The Scarlet Letter.


I was not disappointed. Just like my earlier experience, this felt like a great introduction to the actual book. I now plan to read the original book, which I think must mean this book was a success. Since I haven't read the original book yet I can't discuss just how well the manga follows the book, but I didn't feel like I was missing out on a lot of extra information that was withheld. The artwork is a bit sober perhaps but it fits great with the Puritan setting (though I can't believe they wouldn't have the whole genre labelled as sinful).


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!