Monday, August 8, 2011

Graphic Novel Review - Animal Farm (Fables, Book 2) by Bill Willingham (5/5 stars)

Fables Vol. 2: Animal FarmReading level: Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Urban Fantasy
Size:  128 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
Release Date: August 1, 2003
ISBN:  978-1401200770
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Fables series
Source: Bought
Rating: 5/5 stars

This is the second graphic novel in the Fables series.  This was another excellent addition to this series.  A complex and intricate story along with wonderful drawings and some interesting inclusion of fairy tales made this a joy to read.

Rose Red is due for punishment after the events in the first Fables novel.  Snow White decides that as punishment she will be taking Rose Red upstate to the farm where the non-human fables dwell.  Little does Snow White know that the non-human fables are sick of living in their designated farm and are ready to stage a rebellion.  Will Rose Red side with the non-humans or will she try and reconcile with her sister Snow White?

This was a wonderful addition to this series.  The illustration is wonderful and very in keeping with the mood of the story.  I love how all of the fairy tales and fables are wrapped up in this story, you never know which fairy tale character you will stumble into next. 

The complex characters and intricate plot make this quite the page turner.  There are parts that are very funny too.  This is definitely meant for adults, there is a lot of swearing and plenty of sexual references.

Overall an excellent addition to this series.  If you enjoy fantasy or urban fantasy you should check this out.  If you enjoyed the first installment, Fables in Exile, then you will enjoy this one too.  I can't wait to read the next installment, Storybook Love.  

This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
- Horror and Urban Fantasy Challenge
- 100+ Reading Challenge
- Graphic Novels Challenge List

Fables Vol. 2: Animal Farm

1 comment:

  1. I read the first two of these and really enjoyed them as well. I've been meaning to read the 3rd one since then. I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying these so much as well!