[PDF / Epub] ☂ Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 By Gail Carriger – Saudionline.co.uk


  • Paperback
  • 228 pages
  • Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1
  • Gail Carriger
  • English
  • 08 December 2018
  • 9780316182010

10 thoughts on “Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1

  1. says:

    The art is amazing Of all the different manga that I ve read in my life, I must say that I haven t seen many having these kind of beautiful graphics that you just want to look at over and over again The main characters Lord Akeldama And professor Lyall There were some characters that I didn t imagine being pictured that way, for example Lord Maccon, but I got used to their appearance and now find that it works pretty well with their personality The setting The story takes place in an historial steampunk Victorian England in which features humans, vampires, werewolves and some others.There is a quite developped world building in this manga as well as in the novel That s what I liked the most about it it very well follows the novel and tried to include everything or as much as possible The plot Yes, like I said, it follows the main story with success and I even found it interesting in the manga for there was no unnecessary descriptions that grew heavy on the plot Things were explained well enough, in my opinion, but I do think that you would enjoy this even you read Soulless, the novel, first The writing I actually prefered the manga s writing style because the one in the novel is one I m not used to and it kinda felt absurd or on the humor side from time to time which didn t work for me very much I know I already said it, but I don t like absurdity But, in general, the writing is good both in the manga and novel The romance Oh, it was wonderful I mean, reading the orignal story, I already fell in love with Maccon but, after finishing the manga, I am than ever bewitched by him and his charms Him and Alexia make such a perfect couple Also, there is a bit of a M M couplebut it s not very clear Although, I think it will be official, if not in the sequel, in book or manga 3 for sure Absolutely worth reading.


  2. says:

    I love this series so much I can t get enough of Gail Carriger Also Lord Akledama 3 3 3


  3. says:

    5 Words Steampunk, vampires, werewolves, family, attraction.Soulless is one of my favourite books, and I actually loved this manga take on the story.I think my love for this had a lot to do with the fact that I had already read the book A lot of the characters didn t look how I imagined, but now I can t imagine them any other way.


  4. says:

    This is a graphic novel based on one of my favorite novels I liked it exceptwell, the characters were drawn kinda wrong Our heroine is supposed to be a bit plain, not the adorable girl in this book Our hero is supposed to be larger And side characters are drawn to look adorable but sloppy The art was nice, but it missed the characters.


  5. says:

    This review stands for the first two volumes in what I hope will be a continuing and concluding manga series that adapts five original novels.I think this story made a better manga than it did a novel For one thing, manga plots usually are deeply goofy and don t make a whole lot of linear sense, so this slots right in to the expectations of the form Some of the overfill viz genre blending in the novels seemed to drop out in the simplifications needed to change media, and the artwork generally was delightful.It took me a while, back when I was first exploring graphic media, to realize that comics are rather like movies on paper than they are like illustrated written fiction They have the strengths of the visual media, of immediate apprehension of scene and visual detail, but miss the main potential strength of written fiction of getting directly and deeply inside characters heads From books whose characters mainly had shallows in that department, what was lost in the transition had less impact than what was added in immediacy Also, the change somehow punched up the deadpan humor, all to the good The main character, Alexia, has no sense of humor that the F.B.I can detect, mind you This is not actually a problem in maintaining humor in the story Quite the reverse I am a bit handicapped in judging this example as a stand alone due to having read the original novels all five of em first There is alas no way to rerun the test the other way around with one brain, but I mean to foist these first two volumes on a friend for a blind tasting and see how they work for her If one likes manga, one would probably enjoy this example if one has never read a manga, this seems like a fine one to jump in with.If one is still deeply suspicious of the graphic media generally, it might not be a bad idea to start with Scott McCloud s elegant classic Understanding Comics Which everyone should read anyway, just for cultural literacy.I bought both extant volumes at once, and shot through them in one interrupted day I do hope they sell well enough to get the ensuing three parts into print, since my favorite minor character, the urbane werewolf Professor Lyall, gets screen time later in the tales I did my part, anyway This would make a fun anime as well, but many are called, few are chosen for that apotheosis, so I won t hold my breath.Ta, L.


  6. says:

    Dayum I love the artwork in this book Heck, I feel like I need to go back and re read Soulless my thoughts because I think I might have been way too hard on the original book version now after enjoying this so much I linked my review for the book because I m not going to refresh my review for the storythe manga graphics are a condensed reworked version of the original, so my thoughts about the story itself are in my review for the print book Seriously I wish that I could share some of the artwork with you but trying to take pics of the artwork on my reader was not working out so well, so I m going to be lazy and nab some online renderings that I found from the graphic What was up with Alexia having such a nice rack Kickass Maybe it was to distract from the big nose which wasn t really highlighted in the artwork Anyway, I unashamedly hotlinked from Ms Carriger s site Hope she doesn t come hunt me down and kick my virtual butt for not hosting my own pics.Cover image error


  7. says:

    Hehehehehe, what silly entertaining risque fun I absolutely loved Soulless The Manga which surprised me as I have tried to read the original novel but I just couldn t get into it I m not sure whether it was the writing style or the humour but something failed to translate for me Anyway, the manga version is brilliant The illustrations are superb if a little raunchy at times and the banter is hilarious and had me chuckling throughout Talking about the illustrationswhat is up with Alexia s breasts They are HUGE Like two inflatable balloons And in every scene, they re practically spilling out of each garment she wears I shouldn t complain thoughwe also get treated to a naked Lord Conall Maccon There s lots of werewolves, vampires and automatons along the way too A right enjoyable romp Now for volume 2


  8. says:

    As an adaptation, this is excellent All the text is verbatim from the book, but the art and dress styles give it a unique flair that really emphasizes the steampunk elements that felt glossed over in the book and brought the humor to the forefront In a few places, I found myself filling in gaps with information I knew from the novel, so I m not entirely certain how effective the plotting would be for a new reader You might want to read at least the first novel first Highly recommended nonetheless.


  9. says:

    3.5 3.75ish stars A quick, fun, easy read tbh much like I remember the novel being The art is super clean and crisp and lovely, which always helps to bolster up my rating whenever I read manga graphic novels A much needed breath of fresh air as I trudge my way through The Stand.


  10. says:

    5 Stars I loved the artwork and it made me giggle like crazy


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About the Author: Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger writes comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance and the sexy San Andreas Shifter series as G L Carriger Her books include the Parasol Protectorate and the Finishing School series She is published in many languages and has over a dozen NYT bestsellers She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, octopuses, and tea Join the Chirrup for sneak peaks of upcoming gigg