The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

A Graphic Novel

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who ages in reverse: He is born seventy years old and becomes younger as the years progress. This faithful graphic-novel adaptation chronicles Benjamin Button’s many adventures: He falls in love with a woman who ages normally (this causes complications), starts a family, and establishes a successful business. In his later years, he attends Harvard and plays on their football team. By the time he is an old man, Benjamin Button resembles a baby. “And then he remembered nothing. Through the noons and nights he breathed and over him there were soft mumblings and murmurings that he scarcely heard, and faintly differentiated smells, and light and darkness.”

The film adaptation of the story—starring Brad Pitt (as Benjamin Button) and directed by David Fincher (who also directed Pitt in Fight Club and Seven) opened on December 19, 2008. This adaptation will allow fans of the film to experience the original source material in a fresh and fun graphic-novel format.

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD is the author of The Great Gatsby, Tender Is the Night, and other Great American Novels. NUNZIO DeFILIPPIS and CHRISTINA WEIR have written for a variety of comic books, including Wonder Woman, New X-Men, and Adventures of Superman. KEVIN CORNELL is an illustrator and designer in Philadelphia.

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    5 1/2 x 8
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    October 1, 2008
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I love The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The story is so visually stimulating the imagery will easily translate into graphic novel form. I am definitely purchasing this for my 10 year old son. I believe it is important for children to become accustomed to early 20th and 19th century speech and writing patterns and I think the imagery will aid in is understanding of the language. I can't wait to read it myself.

I've read this book. If you are expecting it to be very similar to the film, think again. The only thing they have in common is that a baby is born old. The book very much comments on expectations of people based on their age....or perceived age. Read it, its great. Miss Sunny Dee.

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