Wednesday, 18 January 2012

8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf by Michael Mullin

8Release Date: 11/11/2010
Publisher: Gemiknight Studios
Pages: N/A
Target Audience: Kids/Teens/Young Adults
Genre: Fantasy/Fiction/Fairytale

This is the previously untold story of the previously unknown 8th dwarf, named Creepy. He was banished to the basement for being different and , well, weird. Yet he played a vital - and of course previously unknown - role in the popular tale of Snow White (whose title character is an intruder Creepy refers to as "the Maid").

My Review:
I honestly loved this and though it's very short it is a delightful read that will bring a smile to your face. For those who love Snow White and the Seven Dwarves but thought that maybe there was more to the story than first appeared, this is a sure win.

I laughed through a lot of the verse but there were some points that struck a true cord with regards to prejudice and casting judgement. And man do I have a different opinion of those Dwarves and of Snow White. I think I will always want Snow White to end slightly differently in some way, Why should the perfect good-looking prince always get the girl? Love comes in many forms, something we should all bear in mind. 
Regardless of anything else and of how you feel about fairy tales or happy endings, this is a witty, clever and ultimately interesting take on a classic that, for many people, was a part of their childhood. And I am infinitely jealous of Mr Mullins poetic skill (my attempts at verse suck lol)

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