Book Review: Ravana: Roar of the Demon King: A Graphic Novel by Abhimanyu Singh Sisodia, Sachin Nagar (Illustrator)


Book: Ravana: Roar of the Demon King: A Graphic Novel

Author/s: Abhimanyu Singh Sisodia, Sachin Nagar (Illustrator)

Plot: A graphic Novel, depicting the life of Ravana, a powerful figure that dominates Hindu Mythology with his story that went from being one of the most learned, skilled and a worthy king to the most hated person

Rating: 4/5

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ok i will admit that there were so many things in the book that i was not aware of . so in that regards i would say that the book was a great read for me as i did get to know about the origins of the man who is one of the most hated characters in Hindu Mythology so much that he has become synonym for evil

The book is a success in regards to having a proper opening to the life of Ravana. It starts with his birth and takes us through all the major events in his life quite nicely and well narrated. What i have trouble though is with the illustration that tend to run sometimes 2D based to become 3D based in the very next page.

The illustration technique runs chaotic and mismatched. In fact the central character Ravana itself looks pretty different in each blocks on the very same page. It is not to say that the illustrations were bad but that they lacked consistency. But one has to admit that the artwork in general are quite eye catching and has a nice presentation to it but wished the technique had a continuity as first pages are two dimensional and towards last it dwindles between three and two dimensional renderings.

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A great book if you really want to learn something about this most hated man of Hindu mythology.I would say that it was well scripted though illustration technique was a little haywire