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- File Size: 43803 KB
- Print Length: 128 pages
- Publisher: Vertigo (9 Dec. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0064W64RQ
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- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #84,551 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Fables Vol. 2: Animal Farm (Fables (Graphic Novels)) Kindle & comiXology
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Like the first volume which was a murder mystery, the second volume of Fables is a self-contained five-issue story arc, though less generic and unfortunately less interesting. It’s a bit like a horror mystery as Snow and Rose find out the idyllic land harbours poisonous intentions that boils over into murderous actions kind of like in The Wicker Man (NOT the Nic Cage version which was a comedy. “HOW’D IT GET BURRRRNNNNEDD?!?!??!”).
Bill Willingham references well-known literary works like Lord of the Flies and of course Orwell’s Animal Farm though they only bear a superficial resemblance to this book as Willingham’s story doesn’t explore the same themes or in quite the same level of depth and thoughtfulness. Fables remains a straightforward series.
It’s enjoyable to see well known characters playing against type like the militant Goldilocks as she leads a communist-esque revolution as the female Che Guevara and Snow fighting Shere Khan from Kipling’s Jungle Book is exceedingly good (hehe!).Read more ›
Led by Goldilocks (she choose to stay with the three bears on the Farm), the animals are about to begin a revolution and take over Fable Town in New York. Whose side will Rose Red take and will Snow White and Reynard the Fox be able to stop them. Will the cavalry ever arrive in time...
Lots more familiar faces turn up like The Three Little Pigs, Shere Khan, Brere Rabbit and Chicken Little. It's a lot more violent and disturbing than the first in the series with some great references to Animal Farm and Lord of the Flies. I enjoyed it, but not quite as much as the first in the series. I will definately be reading the next one though.
I liked Volume One of the Fables series, it didn't set my world alight but I liked it enough to pick up this second volume whilst I was in the library. I'm a big fan of Orwell's Animal Farm, so I was interested to see how Willingham would pay homage to the novel in his story. Of course, there's no Russian Revolution in the Fables version, but there are striking parallel's to Orwell's original, including the leadership/ double dealing of the pigs. I actually felt a bit sorry for the creatures forced to live on the Farm; their every wish was catered for by the human fairytale characters but they could never leave, even though their lives are practically immortal.
On the whole, I felt that Animal Farm was stronger than the previous installment, Legends in Exile. There wasn't as much need for world-building, leaving more room for plot and adventure. I like how we're starting to see some moral ambiguity in the series, and how there are splits in the Fabletown community. I'm looking forward to picking up the next volume soon.
Most recent customer reviews
Amazing! I love these graphic novels, and would recommend to everyone who loves Fable adventures and also fans such as myself known as the Tell Tale game The Wolf Among Us :DPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
love it all your favorite childhood story's and where finding out what happened after they got there happy ending. good read great art work.Published 21 months ago by Dunzzel
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