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Monday, May 12, 2008

Fables: Animal Farm

Author: Bill Willingham
Reason for Reading: Once Upon a Time Challenge
Rating: 3/5

In the second graphic novel of the Fables series, Snow White, deputy mayor of Fabletown, drags her estranged sister Rose Red along with her to an official trip to the farm where non-human fables live. Snow is hoping the trip will make the two closer. Little does she know what is awaiting them at the farm. First, they arrive to discover that the farm administrator has left, presumably overwhelmed by the job. Then one of the Three Little Pigs ends up with his head on a stake and the rest of his body missing.

This episode stars Goldilocks as a passionate revolutionary, with her trusty sidekicks, the Three Bears. I liked this episode overall, but the reason behind the animals' revolution confused me at some points. I kept thinking I knew what it was all about and then getting confused. However, it was fun to see the relationships between Snow and her sister, and Snow and Bigby Wolf develop. I'll definitely be reading more of these graphic novels.

Other reviews:
Rhinoa
Nymeth

15 comments:

Nymeth said...

I read this one last year (here) and I enjoyed it, but I did prefer the first book. I need to read more of the series too.

Andi said...

I'm not a big graphic novels fan, but I may have to check these out since they're based in fairy tales. Thanks.

Kim L said...

nymeth-yeah I want to read more too although the coverage at my library is spotty at this point. I liked your review. I didn't know about the fox or weyland smith either, and I didn't google them. Thanks for mentioning them!

andi-they are pretty darn cool. I'd def. recommend them.

Andi said...

Glad you liked this one overall. I remember having to read back through to understand the revolution, and now I can't remember the reason at all. Ugg, my lagging brain power!

Rhinoa said...

I am glad you are still enjoying this series. I am really looking forward to reading at least 3 and 4 in the series this year.

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Lightheaded said...

Hello Kim! Now I really have to get this copy! I actually jumped over to the third and fourth volume because I can't find this one here. But soon, I'll get to read this really soon!

I'm here from the Bookworm's Carnival Fairy Tale Theme link!

Becky said...

It looks very interesting...

Alessandra said...

This one sounds like fun! I'll have to check it out.

Tasses said...

It seems like you guys are just trying to send my TBR pile over the edge! I'm also not a graphic fiction reader, but I'm beginning to see that I've missed out on some really great stories.

(Jumped here from the Bookworms Carnival)

Kim L said...

Hi everyone who has come here from the Bookworms Carnival. Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs S said...

Ooh another Fables book - these do sound really interesting - I can't believe I've never come across them before this carnival!

Amanda said...

This is the second blog I've read about this series in. I love how they are based on fairy tales. Thanks for the review!

tracy said...

Just read about the first in the series(for the carnival) They both sound really interesting and I will have to try graphic novels now after reading about them:)

Rebecca Reid said...

I've never read this series and it does sound a little odd, but I wonder how it relates to Orwell's Animal Farm, if at all? I'll have to try it at some point.