Monday, July 18, 2011

Amazing art, but lacks substance

This graphic novel is based on a classic Chinese play. Lady Pian Pian is a beautiful young woman staying with her overbearing mother as guests at a monk's temple. A young gentleman who wanders the countryside sees her and falls in love with at once. He wants to marry her, and she also falls in love with him. However, the young lady's mother does not like this young man. She has made a better match for her daughter. So its up to him to prove his love. But can he do it in time?

The story was Okay. It wasn't fast paced, it wasn't exciting, it at times felt dull and very ordinary. I also felt the story was a bit rushed. The art however is amazing, and its great eye candy. But candy alone isn't a meal and I'm afraid this graphic novel falls shot.

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