Creatures Of The Night
Newly rewritten by Gaiman for this graphic novel, these two ominous stories from the author's award-winning prose, Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions, feature animals and people not being quite what they seem. In "The Price," a black cat like a small panther arrives at a country home... show more
Newly rewritten by Gaiman for this graphic novel, these two ominous stories from the author's award-winning prose, Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions, feature animals and people not being quite what they seem. In "The Price," a black cat like a small panther arrives at a country home and is soon beset by mysterious and vicious wounds. What is he fighting every night that could do this, and why does he persist? "The Daughter of Owls" recounts an eerie old tale of a foundling girl who was left - with an owl pellet - as a newborn on the steps of the Dymton Church. She was soon cloistered away in a local convent, but by her fourteenth year word of her beauty had spread - and those who would prey upon her faced unforeseen consequences.
Publish date: December 27th 2004
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Pages no: 46
Edition language: English
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I'll pretty much read anything with Gaiman's name on it, so when I saw this with the blurb of "Magic, mystery, and ethereal intrigue" it was a no brainier that I should check it out. Unfortunately, I've been left disappointed by what I got. It's short. Like, unbelievably short. This book has two sto...
Biased because I liked the short story this was adapted from so much. The art is beautiful but didn't add much to the story, I thought--actually took away a sense of mystery because you were given a completed image of a character/entity that I rather thought was better as a terrifying amorphous thi...
Gaiman's work, be it these almost fairy-tale like tales, his Sandman series or his children's work, is almost always peppered with some very dark edges, which is what makes them so appealing to me. These two stories were no exception.As a cat lover, I really enjoyed "The Price". As a child, we had o...