Title: Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire
Author: Neil Gaiman and Shane Oakley
Publisher: Dark Horse 2017
Genre: Graphic Novel
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Graphic Novel
A celebrated send-up of gothic literature, beautifully adapted into a dark, brooding, and oddly comical graphic novel. Somewhere in the night, a raven caws, an author's pen scratches, and thunder claps. The author wants to write fiction: stories about frail women in white nightgowns, mysterious bumps in the night, and the undead rising to collect old debts. But he keeps getting interrupted by the everyday annoyances of talking ravens, duels to the death, and his sinister butler.
How did I not know that this comic existed? I love the weird and wonderful writings of Neil Gaiman. This slim volume is a treat. The writing is gorgeous, of course, it's Neil Gaiman. But it's the art that really shines in this volume. So gorgeous! I sped through this in less than 15 minutes, because it is just so amazing! Definite. recommendation.
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