Review~Fables #2: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham

Goodreads Synopsis

Ever since they were driven from their homelands by the Adversary, the non-human Fables have been living on the Farm—a vast property in upstate New York that keeps them hidden from the prying eyes of the mundane world. But now, after hundreds of years of isolation, the Farm is seething with revolution, fanned by the inflammatory rhetoric of Goldilocks and the Three Little Pigs. And when Snow White and her sister Rose Red stumble upon their plan to liberate the Homelands, the commissars of the Farm are ready to silence them—by any means necessary!

Collecting the second story arc of creator and writer Bill Willingham’s acclaimed series: Fables, Animal Farm features the stunning artwork of penciller Mark Buckingham and inker Steve Leialoha, and includes a special sketchbook section of preliminary artwork from Willingham, Buckingham, and cover artist James Jean.

While I am still enjoying the series, I don’t find this book as enjoyable as the first book. It has still got many good qualities as the first book. Suspension, fighting, violence, gore, a great flow of plot, fantastic illustrations and going into character depth, however it was missing a plot twist at the end. Something that through me off guard on the first book. We know who is responsible behind the revolution around the middle of the story.

One thing that is most interesting is the relationship between Snow White and Rose Red. Snow White is willing to try to connect to her sister, but unfortunately they are the complete opposite and have different views and opinions that creates conflict into their relationship. We get into te depth about Rose Red being jealous of Snow White for being famous in Fairy tales and she is hardly remembered, so it is obvious that Rose Red kind of see Snow White as some kind of competition and to be honest I have never heard of Rose Red and wasn’t even aware Snow White had a sister until Fables. So base on her jealousy and conflict with Snow White it does make sense and it also makes her relatable. I don’t have sisters myself but I get where she is coming from when it comes to being jealous of a girl who is considered better than you based on other people’s perspective. At first I didn’t like Rose, I thought she was kind of dumb on the first book but Animal Farm make me see her in a new light, she is actually smart, opinionated and is not afraid to speak her mind, the very qualities that we all should learn to possess.

Another thing we get to look into is the Animal Farm itself. When certain animals describe the farm, it’s like some kind of prison, and the farm look really decent, however the animals can only go round the farm itself and not to go out to the open world, so to them it is basically a prison and it doesn’t bode well with the animals that caused them to start a revolution against Snow White and the people who live in the city. So we get an insight on the animals along with Rose Red.

I rate this book 4/5

This comic series is rated Mature with swearing, blood, violence and sexual content so I will not advice to give this to anyone under the age 16 at least.

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Happy Reading! 😀




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