Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Review: 8 by Michael Mullin & John Skewes

Remember when Fairy Tales were creepy? No singing in the woods and handsome princes, things were kind of Grimm :)
8 really captures the feeling of those classic tales. Told in prose format, we learn about an 8th Dwarf. Due to some strange behaviors by 8, he is literally swept under the floor by his brothers. From his vantage point below the house 8 has a unique view and of the events that unfold after a mysterious young woman " breaks' into their home.
The prose really flows in this story and keeps you engaged. 8 even emerges as a hero of sorts. There are some really nice illustrations by Skewes as well.
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