To be honest, I never was a great fan of Dickens' "Great Expectations", because of the uncertain ending or rather the dual ending. As a classic, I think we should really keep it with a final ending, and not for the readers to choose an ending to their liking. So for me to pick this up, it really was because of the beautiful manga illustrations. I've been a manga fan growing up, and I guess I still am. Seeing how beautiful Estelle and how handsome Pip was drawn, just drew me in. I'm glad I did.If you enjoyed "Great Expectations" from a literary standpoint, through all the words, you may not find this version to your liking. As a literary piece, I find this lacking because it is essentially a condensed version, with shortened dialogue and narration for the full effects with the illustrations - causing the words to be choppy throughout. However, if you overlook that, and focus on how the illustrations are bringing the story to life, you will fall completely for this version of story telling. Therefore, I give high praise for the artwork by Mr. Poon. And for Ms. King and Ms. Chan, I can't even fathom how difficult it is to adapt a classic piece as this, and overall, I believe it's a good adaptation, and I look forward to reading other adapted classics.
Note: I received a complimentary proof copy of this ebook (e-manga) from the publisher, Udon Entertainments through Net Galley for an honest review.