The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell
Published: October 23, 2014
The Sleeper and the Spindle is a short story or fairy tale type book based on Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. The main character is a queen about to get married and goes off to save a princess locked in a tower.
First of all, I love this story. The writing was beautiful, and paired up with the drawings, it was a magical experience. The illustrations are stunning, and so very well done. I felt they added so much to the story and the overall experience of it. I feel that these two paired up are a match made in heaven. Based on the books Neil Gaiman writes, I feel that Chris’ style fits well with it. They both do sort of creepy-ish work.
Neil’s writing as per usual was amazing. He is such a brilliant writer that I can’t help but become hooked right away. He always has such interesting plots, and I loved the direction this story took place as well as what it was based on.
Since the book is only like 50 or so pages there isn’t much else to review on but overall if you find that this book interests you, I definitely recommend giving this a shot. It’s something I really feel many people will enjoy.
Let me know down in the comments if you e read this story and your thoughts on it! I’d love to know your feelings on the art and the book overall!