The Facts In The Case Of The Departure Of Miss Finch
Come, come and hear of the strange and terrible tale of Miss Finch, an exacting woman befallen by mystery and abduction deep under the streets of London! New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivers another stunning hardcover graphic novel with longtime collaborator Michael Zulli... show more
Come, come and hear of the strange and terrible tale of Miss Finch, an exacting woman befallen by mystery and abduction deep under the streets of London! New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivers another stunning hardcover graphic novel with longtime collaborator Michael Zulli (Creatures of the Night, The Sandman). This is the first comics adaptation of his popular story "The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch," which saw print only in the U.K. edition of Gaiman's award-winning work Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions and was recently interpreted for his Speaking in Tongues CD. The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch is a "mostly true story" that combines the author's trademark magic realism with Zulli's sumptuous paintings, and has been newly rewritten for this hardcover. Join a group of friends, with the stern Miss Finch in tow, as they enter musty caverns for a subterranean circus spectacle called "The Theatre of Night's Dreaming." Come inside, get out of the pounding rain, and witness this strange world of vampires, ringmasters, illusions and the Cabinet of Wishes Fulfill'd.
Publish date: October 10th 2007
Publisher: Dark Horse
Pages no: 56
Edition language: English
, Urban Fantasy
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Short Stories
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
If you've been following my reviews for a while, you'll know how much I adore Neil Gaiman's children literature. I've read nearly all the books he's written for kids and loved each one of them. I have yet to read his adult fiction, but I plan to rectify that within the coming months. However, I have...
So... what the heck was the smoke monster? In other words, this was an enjoyable experience with a frustrating lack of answering questions. Not that this is surprising: if getting Joss'ed means a beloved character is killed off for no damn reason, Gaiman'ed is going "ooooh awesome...but WHY???".
Very light on substance, but entertaining.
Well. I adore Gaiman, will read or listen to nearly anything he's done, and in fact am still catching up on some of his smaller works and short stories. The version of this story that appeared in Smoke and Mirrors just seems more cohesive. In this graphic novel version, the story feels disjointed an...
This book is a totally unnecessary and almost belittling graphic version of one of Gaiman's least affecting short stories. I picked it up from the library, because that is cheaper than shelling out the fifteen bucks for a hardcover version, and that is the only reason I'm not slapping this with one ...