Wheels of Terror: The Graphic Novel by Sven Hassel (MOBI)

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Ebook Info

  • Published: 2015
  • Number of pages: 128 pages
  • Format: MOBI
  • File Size: 0.86 MB
  • Authors: Sven Hassel

Description

Stationed on the Eastern Front and now equipped with armoured vehicles, Sven Hassel and his comrades from the 27th Penal Regiment fight on remorselessly . . . All of them should be dead: life expectancy on the Front is measured in weeks. But Sven, Porta, the Old Un and the Legionnaire fight to the end, not for Germany, not for Hitler, but for survival.

From the blistering cold to the horrors of tank warfare, WHEELS OF TERROR is a sobering depiction of war’s brutalities, and the violence and inhumanity that the history books leave out.

User’s Reviews

Review Wheels of Terror: The Graphic Novel is as much a classic of the anti-war literature as the original novel is. I urge you to get it.―Upcoming 4 MeWhat Jordy has done is keep the tale in Sven’s own words bringing his artistic talents to the fore and giving the readers what they fell in love with in their original read, hard-core action, top notch dialogue and of course a dark humour that war brings out in man…Great item.―Falcata TimesThis is a book of horrors. And should be left alone by those prone to nightmares . . . A great war novel―Alan Sillitoe, author of SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNINGJordy Diago is to be complimented for his achievements; I certainly hope to see more from him―Garth Ennis, author of PREACHERGrim, bleak, blackly funny and still ferociously forceful, this pictorial interpretation is a splendid first outing from all involved, deftly negotiating the minefield of how to keep the necessarily horrendous visual aspect from overpowering the events…all in all this is a book to satisfy old fans and make a legion of new ones.―Comics ReviewClose reading, much swooning over the artwork, and quite a lot of plaudits, are what this volume deserves―Bookbag.co.ukAn excellent and faithful adaption of the classic anti-war novel by Sven Hassel―Pat Mills, author of Charley’s War –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Reviews from Amazon users, collected at the time the book is getting published on UniedVRG. It can be related to shiping or paper quality instead of the book content:

⭐ Excellent depiction of the book. Good artwork.

⭐ Great reading

⭐ It is liked reading the comic repeating.

⭐ ok but leaves out a bit too much detail compared to the book.

⭐ The artwork is great. It is what you would think the characters would look like. I have read all of the Sven Hassel books and they should do a graphic novel of each book. This was very well done. I would definitely buy another if one is ever done.

⭐ Siempre he escuchado que la literatura de Sven es de baja calidad , ni estoy de acuerdo para nada no me he encontrado mejores libros que expliquen los horrores de la guerra

⭐ For fans of Hassel this is a nicely done graphic novel and a must have on your bookshelf.

⭐ Absolutely dreadful, truly awful. Good sized, quality paper book but let down really badly by the disjointed narrative ( i know Sven Hassel books are not Shakespreare, but come on !) and the poor quility illustrations of Jordy Diago, the artwork looks as if it was done by someone who is lazy and ill-informed on the subject matter, it’s not ‘stylised’ it’s just crap lazy, just lazy.Total waste of money , it’s this kind of publication that gives graphic novekls a bad name,piss poor.

⭐ Sven Hassel was a very popular author amongst my friends when I was in my teens in the `70s though I never read any of his books myself; I took a chance on this based on Hassel`s reputation, but…I was very disappointed with this graphic novel adaptation; the first and most obvious problem with it is the graphics; I’m sure Jordy Diago`s work is fine for some of the other things he’s worked on but his style is completely inappropriate for this subject; this is gritty, at times gruesome, hard-action subject matter and Diago`s cartoonish comic-book drawing isn’t up to it – this requires a clean, sharper-drawn, realistic style to capture the weariness, terror and relentless grind of war; Diago`s drawing simply lacks the edge needed to tell a convincing tale of this sort in visual terms.The sixteen chapters in the book suffer – at different levels – from what appears to be severe truncation; storylines in some chapters are rushed, occasionally lack coherence and clearly haven’t enough panels to visually support the narrative. I appreciate that the horrific nature of some scenes are a consideration, but either a book such as this is a faithful rendering of an adult-themed novel or it’s a compromise – and that’s exactly what it is.Even the gallows humour is poorly handled and there is no overall cohesive narrative.I don’t like writing negative reviews, particularly concerning artwork – but I have colleagues who have worked on graphic novels and they would expect me to be blunt about any shortcomings in their work – I see no reason to treat this differently.The best thing about this book is that it carries a listing on the back cover of the current printed edition of Hassel`s original novels – buy those and leave this on the shelf.

⭐ Going back a fair few years I think I must have read and re-read pretty much every Sven Hassell book on the market. So when I had the opportunity to acquire this graphic novel adaptation I jumped at the chance.The book is decently constructed, with quality paper but not in hardback. Initial impressions of the art work were good but once I delved deeper into the book I began to feel all was not as well as I had hoped.I started to question whether the Jordy Diago had ever opened a book on the Russian Front. I really do believe a book such as this requires a large amount of authenticity. As a child I remember hearing the stories of my uncles who had served on the Russian Front, one severely wounded just outside of Moscow, one captured at Stalingrad and finally released in 1954 and of course the stories of my grandfather, twice wounded and decorated, who was killed at Kursk in 1943.I like authenticity, while the uniforms in the drawings were fairly reasonable, the drawing of the tanks, motor vehicles and aircraft were not. Especially the tanks which looked like generic hybrids and had nothing in common with PKw IV’s Panthers, Tigers or even the Russian T34 or KV’s.The Heinkel 111 looked like a mongrel cross with a Russian Sturmovik, but in all honesty I suppose there has to be a degree of artistic licence. It is after all a graphic novel, though even Commando War Mags have more authenticity in the drawings.Then on to the story. It is a series of dis-jointed short stories divided into 16 Chapters. Whereas with the book there is continuity and a story line, this graphic novel jumps in and jumps out at will, taking in a scene here and a scene there. The Chapters seem to have been plucked out of the book in a haphazard fashion and thrown on the pages in no particular order.I think the main flaw in this graphic novel is simply that it is impossible to cover the entire book in 120 pages of illustrations. It is just not possible, and the result is that the story becomes a series of dis-jointed episodes with no beginning middle or end. In fact it a thousand pages of illustrations would struggle to tell the story.However, what redeems this graphic novel a little is that there is still something compelling about it, the story and the illustrations are uncomfortably dark, though not gruesome, rather thought provoking adult themed noir.Continuity of Chapters would have given it four stars from me.

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