Monday May 25, 2020

The dark art of a modern Gulliver

Gulliver's Travels by Martin Rowson. Atlantic, €21.40. Reviewed by Fachtna Kelly.

11th March, 2012
Gulliver in chains on the beach in Lilliput.

Gulliver's Travels by Martin Rowson


Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift's masterpiece, is often thought of as a tale for children - a literary version of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Cartoons and comics have long laboured under the same equally flawed assumption. But Martin Rowson's graphic novel adaptation of Swift's 1726 satire is certainly not for kids.

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