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review 2017-07-09 00:00
The Sleeper and the Spindle
The Sleeper and the Spindle - Neil Gaiman,Chris Riddell I realized while reading the book that I had already read it before - probably as a short story somewhere - and I remembered it quite differently. I enjoyed it, especially the art, though I found the ending a bit lacking, especially compared to what I thought it would be.
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review 2016-10-29 00:00
The Sleeper and the Spindle
The Sleeper and the Spindle - Neil Gaiman,Chris Riddell I finally got to read this and I loved it! I haven't read much of Neil Gaiman's stuff, but I don't think I've encountered anything I haven't really enjoyed, and this one was no exception. I didn't actually know much about it before I started (like the fact that it's illustrated omg!), but I knew that it was a retelling, and I assumed it was a retelling of Sleeping Beauty (which was correct).

I don't want to say a lot about it, so I don't spoil anything, but it was a very quick read with beautiful illustrations and a great twist on the tale. I think it took me less than an hour to read this and I didn't see the twist coming. I probably should have, but it surprised me...in a good way.
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review 2016-10-20 15:18
The Sleeper and the Spindle - Neil Gaiman,Chris Riddell

I only wanted this book because of the beautiful illustrations.  A twist on Snow White and Sleeping Beauty; the story was pretty mediocre.

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review 2016-07-31 18:11
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
The Sleeper and the Spindle - Neil Gaiman,Chris Riddell

A beautifully written and quaintly illustrated retelling (sort of) of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale.  The story telling is delightful and the tale has several unusual and surprising twists.  This book can be enjoyed by children and adults and I suspect the author wrote it with parents reading to their children in mind.

 

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review 2016-04-05 23:50
The Sleeper and the Spindle - Neil Gaiman,Chris Riddell
The Sleeper and the Spindle - Neil Gaiman,Chris Riddell

The retelling is clever and funny and the art is engaging and a little old-fashioned feeling, but in a good way. Loved it.

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