Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

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May 4, 2016 by Zoë

Pretty much no concept for a book gets me more excited than a fairy tale retelling. I love the way that new twists and new ideas can arise from the same stories. I picked up The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman partly for this reason, and partly also because the illustrations, done by Chris Riddell, looked absolutely stunning.

And they are. The illustrations, paired with Neil Gaiman’s gorgeous prose, make this book amazing. If Neil Gaiman wanted to write a whole series of slightly dark fairy tale retellings, all with illustrations, I’d be overjoyed.

This book is short, obviously, more of a short story than anything else. Nevertheless, it is still full of twists and turns and new takes on both “Snow White” and “Sleeping Beauty.” There are also just enough details about the characters and their backgrounds for your imagination to run wild with possibilities.

Basically, I loved this book. Go out and read it for yourself.

“The cobweb spinners do not sleep.”

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