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I ve read so many versions of fairy tales that it takes a really interesting spin dle ha for me to enjoy Unfortunately, this was not the caseThe best part how Gaiman takes the fairy tale characters and weaves them into a new old storyYou don t need princes to save you I don t have a lot of patience for stories in which women are rescued by menYes, there s a sleeping beauty but she s nothing is like the original story Yes, there s a Snow White, but gone is the calm Disney gal I ve read so many versions of fairy tales that it takes a really interesting spin dle ha for me to enjoy Unfortunately, this was not the caseThe best part how Gaiman takes the fairy tale characters and weaves them into a new old storyYou don t need princes to save you I don t have a lot of patience for stories in which women are rescued by menYes, there s a sleeping beauty but she s nothing is like the original story Yes, there s a Snow White, but gone is the calm Disney gal Learning how to be strong, to feel her own emotions and not another s, had been hard but once you learned the trick of it, you did not forget However the whole story had a very lackluster feel to it Maybe it s because I ve read too many versions of fairytales but I just wasn t wowed It has too many lines like this But the path to her death, heartbeat by heartbeat, would be inevitable or this It would be the end of her life, she decided, if life was a time of choices which of course made everything ridiculously and overwhelmingly dramatic which is one sure way to take me out of the story And I didn t feel the romance for some reason, I went on thinking that this would be a lesbian retelling of sleeping beauty Boy was I wrong I really wanted to see that build emotional development and the was absolutely nothing Hugely disappointed Overall, this one was alright Annnd that s about as positive as I can get Audiobook Comments Read by Neil Gaiman and as always he provides an excellent audio renditionYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads Happy Reading The Sleeper and the Spindle could have been such an enchanting, lovely lesbian fairytale retelling But no Instead, it s romance free and pretty deceiving The illustrations are rather ubiquitous and of good quality but not that necessary At least, it isn t necessary to have that many of them I just want to clarify something this is not a graphic novel This being a short story, and the author not having depicted everything or everyone in extreme detail, we never get to know the characters The Sleeper and the Spindle could have been such an enchanting, lovely lesbian fairytale retelling But no Instead, it s romance free and pretty deceiving The illustrations are rather ubiquitous and of good quality but not that necessary At least, it isn t necessary to have that many of them I just want to clarify something this is not a graphic novel This being a short story, and the author not having depicted everything or everyone in extreme detail, we never get to know the characters all that well Actually, they all feel insubstantial The story is original, that s for sure, and I liked the unpredictable twist, even though I was expecting something else to come out of it.For fans of Neil Gaiman s writing style and his Snow, Glass, Apples short story 2 1 2 stars I almost always love Gaiman s work, but this one was mediocre for me Riddell s artwork is not surprisingly absolutely stunning The illustrations are black and white gorgeousness, decorated with gold leaf here and there It s definitely a visually impressive book.And yes there s a cool twist to the traditional Sleeping Beauty tale, as well as a new spin on the Snow White story But the book is so short that there are no really interesting or developed characters The villain 2 1 2 stars I almost always love Gaiman s work, but this one was mediocre for me Riddell s artwork is not surprisingly absolutely stunning The illustrations are black and white gorgeousness, decorated with gold leaf here and there It s definitely a visually impressive book.And yes there s a cool twist to the traditional Sleeping Beauty tale, as well as a new spin on the Snow White story But the book is so short that there are no really interesting or developed characters The villain is the traditional, one dimensional kind that longs for youth and power, and the story just felt like it needed something else in order to be memorable.Pretty much any story that relies on its big twist kind of falls flat, in my opinion 3.5 This was an interesting take on the classic story of Sleeping Beauty, with a few new characters that you may recognise The pictures by Chris Riddell were FANTASTIC But then I always knew they would be since reading The Edge Chronicles, he is an amazing illustrator.A curse has taken over the castle and is spreading further and further afield A nearby Queen, along with three dwarves heads into the castle to find out what has caused this sleep sickness, and how it can be stopped view spo 3.5 This was an interesting take on the classic story of Sleeping Beauty, with a few new characters that you may recognise The pictures by Chris Riddell were FANTASTIC But then I always knew they would be since reading The Edge Chronicles, he is an amazing illustrator.A curse has taken over the castle and is spreading further and further afield A nearby Queen, along with three dwarves heads into the castle to find out what has caused this sleep sickness, and how it can be stopped view spoiler I found it interesting that the girl asleep is actually the witch, and the old woman wandering around is Aurora cursed to see her entire family asleep forever, while the witch stole her youth and slept Also the fact that the Queen was actually Snow White, was a nice little twist hide spoiler Overall, a good retelling with a few twists Slowly working my way through everything Neil Gaiman has written [ Pdf ] ♹ The Sleeper and the Spindle ♵ A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell weaving together a sort of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom This queen will decide her own future and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talentsLavishly produced, packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift The End of Ignorance: Multiplying Our Human Potential which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish On the eve of her wedding The Virgin Cure a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment She casts aside her fine wedding clothes The Selector Of Souls takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom This queen will decide her own future and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems Twisting together the familiar and the new Take One Candle Light a Room this perfectly delicious Madeline and the Gypsies captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talentsLavishly produced The Selector Of Souls packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with metallic ink The End of California this is a spectacular and magical gift Final review, posted at www.FantasyLiterature.com Neil Gaiman took one of his twisted, rather creepy fairy tale stories and turned it into a 66 page picture book with wonderfully whimsical and detailed illustrations by Chris Riddell who also did the amazing illustrations in the illustrated version of Neverwhere.I went out on a limb recommending this to Kelly and the Book Boar for her fairy tale retellings project when I was only halfway done with this, but I m relieved to say I still liked i Final review, posted at www.FantasyLiterature.com Neil Gaiman took one of his twisted, rather creepy fairy tale stories and turned it into a 66 page picture book with wonderfully whimsical and detailed illustrations by Chris Riddell who also did the amazing illustrations in the illustrated version of Neverwhere.I went out on a limb recommending this to Kelly and the Book Boar for her fairy tale retellings project when I was only halfway done with this, but I m relieved to say I still liked it when I finally finished it last night.A queen is reluctantly about to get married, but when a sleeping sickness spreads through a neighboring kingdom and threatens hers, she sets aside her plans, puts on her mail shirt and sword, and heads off with her dwarf friends to take care of the problem herself There s a fascinating, gradual reveal of who the queen actually is, and Gaiman deftly interweaves details about how her past experiences inform her present decisions Occasionally it seems like Gaiman is pandering just a bit to readers She called for her fianc and told him not to take on so, and that they would still be married, even if he was but a prince and she a queen, and she chucked him beneath his pretty chin and kissed him until he smiled.It feels as if he s trying to display how much he supports female empowerment, which is a great thing except when it gets in the way of the actual story And I can t say I m all that sympathetic to the queen s feeling that, because she s getting married and ruling a kingdom for the rest of her life, she has no choices and the path to her death, heartbeat by heartbeat, would be inevitable Seriously But there are some really nice touches to the story the queen s decisive action when she comes up to the Sleeping Beauty castle, surrounded by deadly thorns that have killed many adventurous men, had me thinking, why didn t any of the guys ever think of doing that A suitably creepy note is added when it develops that the people struck by the sleeping sickness dothan just sleep And the detailed pen and ink illustrations with touches of gold really made the story I loved the skull motif, which subtly changes at the end.This story may not be amazingly unique there are a lot of dark fairy tale retellings out there but between Gaiman s fantastic use of words and imagery, and Riddell s gorgeous illustrations, this is a pretty easy 4 star book for me Find all of my reviews atThere are always choicesIt seems every time I delve into the world of a retelling I begin by pointing out how much I didn t care for the original I guess it should come as no surprise that Snow White and Sleeping Beauty weren t my idea of a great time when I was a kid either In fact, the entire world of Disney princesses kinda creeps me out unless it s these kind of princesses But I digress Due to the above I did Find all of my reviews atThere are always choicesIt seems every time I delve into the world of a retelling I begin by pointing out how much I didn t care for the original I guess it should come as no surprise that Snow White and Sleeping Beauty weren t my idea of a great time when I was a kid either In fact, the entire world of Disney princesses kinda creeps me out unless it s these kind of princesses But I digress Due to the above I didn t have high expectations upon starting The Sleeper and the Spindle and was pleasantly surprised with the end result of this mashup The story is about a young queen Snow White who is given word by three of her loyal followers dwarfs about a sleeping sickness that fell over a neighboring kingdom decades before, but has begun to spread Unlike all the pansy ass Disney broads, this queen decides to take care of the problem herself You know why Because While I generally fall into the idiot overzealous fangirl side of the spectrum when it comes to Gaiman, this one wasn t quite as good as Snow, Glass, Apples so it hovered around the 3.5 mark I m rounding up, however, because there was a littleto the story than met the eye that left Mitchell and I looking something like this And also because it was oh so very pretty to look atI mean REALLY pretty My friend Sam disagrees with me about per near errrrrything, but somehow I still like him anyway In this case it s probably because he s so much smarter than I am and I have to acknowledge he probably read this correctly and I just got mesmerized with the pretty pictures and the fact that the female lead wasn t some douchey damsel in distress If you want to see what the meh crowd thought about The Sleeper and the Spindle, go check out his review This selection was chosen for my library s Winter Reading Challenge Many thanks to Tadiana for the recommendation Threebooks and the limited edition coffee mug will be MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE Let ancient magic weave its soporific spell Choose your path, your destiny, and your friends wisely.Take care of what you touch along the way.Beware the briars and spiders webs that would entrap and cocoon you Don t be beguiled by transient and superficial beauty.Let ancient magic weave its soporific spell.Image Dedications to daughters, illustrated with dwarfs Once upon a time Words we love to hear and, a generation later, read aloud Snuggled in a comfy chair, adult wrapping child in l Let ancient magic weave its soporific spell Choose your path, your destiny, and your friends wisely.Take care of what you touch along the way.Beware the briars and spiders webs that would entrap and cocoon you Don t be beguiled by transient and superficial beauty.Let ancient magic weave its soporific spell.Image Dedications to daughters, illustrated with dwarfs Once upon a time Words we love to hear and, a generation later, read aloud Snuggled in a comfy chair, adult wrapping child in loving arms, sharing the journey through enchanted worlds.This physically sumptuous book doesn t open with those words, but it doesn t need to It immediately has the welcoming familiarity of folklore and the rhythm of myth But that is sharpened by twists of tangled thorns, and frissons of melancholy and menace It is eternal, but fresh Entrancing, and new It s ideal for children, but equally delightful for adults in a suitable frame of mind or wanting to be, as I was Escape to childhood for half an hour.It has elements of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, set in an echo of Middle Earth, led by the women who are largely absent in Tolkien s world, plus male dwarfs All are nameless, the better for us to know them, and maybe be them Image The young Queen brave, logical, creative, and witha tone of casual command.Few adults will be greatly surprised by the tweaks in plot, but no matter one isn t with traditional tellings either I loved itThey felt the castle long before they saw it, felt it as a wave of sleep that pushed them away If they walked towards it their heads fogged, their minds frayed, their spirits fell, their thoughts clouded Fine Art for All the SensesImage The sleeper and the spinner If I d read just the words, this would have been a solid 3 , but I ve long loved Riddell s work, and he, along with the publisher and printers, raise the book to a realm above the high mountain range that even crows do not cross The pictures are black and white, pen and ink, with occasional, dramatic use of gold The lettering is exquisite in its own right The pages are thick, glossy, and fragrant The hard cover has an additional layer of illustration overlaid on semi opaque paper Photos cannot do it justice Image Part of the two layered cover Purest magic A fairy tale as classic as they get, with a twist as modern as can be.Once upon a time there was a queen She had a troubled childhood, and lived in the shadow of her abusive, narcissist stepmother It is hard to break the spell of manipualtive, hurtful personalities But magic works both ways Learn to use it to grow, and there will be choices.You can walk a new path Reject the one chosen for you You can say no to power and yes to self determined life All that is possible, in t Purest magic A fairy tale as classic as they get, with a twist as modern as can be.Once upon a time there was a queen She had a troubled childhood, and lived in the shadow of her abusive, narcissist stepmother It is hard to break the spell of manipualtive, hurtful personalities But magic works both ways Learn to use it to grow, and there will be choices.You can walk a new path Reject the one chosen for you You can say no to power and yes to self determined life All that is possible, in the magical world of Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell.The art and the words weave a web of imaginative power, an inspiration for those of us who are tired of princesses marrying to be forgotten Queens take the road less travelled by And that makes all the difference.READ Alright, now I listened to the full cast audiobook and thought that was lovely.However, that meant that I didn t get to look at any of the lovely drawings that everyone else is talking about in their reviews From what I can find online, they re worth eyeballing.Free Lesson of the Day Life is a series of trade offs, kids.Okey doke.Gaiman is very much hit or miss with me I sometimes feel like he goes off on rambling tangents and I do not care to traipse along with him But how much trouble can Alright, now I listened to the full cast audiobook and thought that was lovely.However, that meant that I didn t get to look at any of the lovely drawings that everyone else is talking about in their reviews From what I can find online, they re worth eyeballing.Free Lesson of the Day Life is a series of trade offs, kids.Okey doke.Gaiman is very much hit or miss with me I sometimes feel like he goes off on rambling tangents and I do not care to traipse along with him But how much trouble can he get into with a short story Not much, thankfully.Spoilers Below I like that he made the queen a badass, butthan that, I liked that she was the one who kissed the sleeping princess without it turning into some sort of crappy, jerk off lesbian fantasy material However There s just not a lot here Faux Snow White now a queen takes off with a few dwarves to go check out some odd happenings a few days weeks not sure, but it was a damn sight close before her marriage She ends up unraveling a mystery and saving the kingdom of Pseudo Sleeping Beauty the kiss, remember Then she decides she wants to have adventures instead of marriage and tromps off into the sunset and away from her kingdom.Except that was weird Not her choosing adventure, just the way she did it I mean, she was the boss when she left her kingdom There didn t seem to be a valid reason to leave, you know It didn t appear that she was being forced into marriage, even if she was only mildly fond of the prince and it was a political match And if she leaves, what happens to all of her subjects How are you going to guarantee that some tyrant isn t going to step in and take over If you are the queen of a kingdom and you want to chuck it all and become a pirate, wellyou do you But common courtesy says that you should as a responsible adult at least make sure the kingdom doesn t end up getting turned over to someone who is twirling their mustache and cackling I assume she thought it was all going to be ok, but I think you d need a visual confirmation for something that big.Also, the prince deserved better than getting ghosted There was nothing in the story that says he was anything other than a good guy doesn t mean she needs to love him, but it does mean he should getthan a lifetime of wondering if his fiancee got eaten by a bear.Bitching aside, it was a good short story that gave the Snow White Sleeping Beauty fairytales a nice little kick in the ass