Fables

Fables

Animal Farm

Graphic Novel - 2003
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Follows the adventures of storybook and nursery rhyme characters who live side-by-side with humans. This highly imaginative political thriller tells the modern-day story of fairy tale characters as they struggle for their freedom.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, ©2003
ISBN: 9781401200770
140120077X
Characteristics: 111 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Animal farm

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bkirby88
Aug 01, 2014

I actually enjoyed this volume more than I did the first one. Will definitely continue this series.

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Dec 12, 2012

Volume 2 of Fables continues to be interesting. The five issue collection details the story arc called Animal Farm; as it suggests is a retelling of a rebellion taking place at a farm. The fables have a large farm in upstate New York where all the animals, beasts and non-human creatures reside. Anyone that can't pass for a 'mundy' must live at the animal farm. Snow White with the help of Bigby Wolf work to break up the rebellion. The story also calls upon references from "Lord of the Flies". An imaginative series. Recommended.

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Ashley Chen
Mar 30, 2012

First of all, there are soooo many literary references, j'adore! I was like "oh, there's one, oh and here too, here's one too." I loved it! Ok, on to the story.

The story start out intense, no dragging of the plot like the first one. This volume was like the end of the first volume. The suspense and the mystery of the first volume was amazing, this volume had more fear build in, if you know what I mean.

In this volume you get to see how intelligent Red Rose is. You also get to see the evil plan building which I always like to read about, and which I think is harder to write. The amount of thinking and strategy makes this volume a fantastic read!!

When a chase began, my heart was pounding so hard that I was barely breathing! This volume will definitely make you sit at the edge of your seat and read until you are completely finished.

The relationship between the characters were farther revealed. Snow and Red's past was shown and I felt horrible. I hope my sister and I never get separated like them. But as you read on, you see how much emotions and care there are. *tears*

Overall, this volume was definitely enjoyable to read. :) 5 out of 5!

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Ubalstecha
Dec 31, 2011

This volume finds Snow White taking her sister, Rose Red to the Farm as punishment for the events in Volume 1. There the two sisters find out that the animals of the farm are tired of being locked away from Mundy society, that they want the same rights and freedoms as the human looking Fables.

The plot then unfolds like Orwell's great animal farm, aided by the use of the Three Little Pigs. We also learn a bit more about the troubled relationship between Rose Red and Snow White. This book shows readers Willingham's genius of taking classic literature and combining it with all the tension of modern politics. It is also interesting how Rose Red gets to stand alone. Very good.

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LazyNeko
Dec 02, 2011

Instead of a fake-out murder, there's an actual murder, some gore, and real stakes . That's some improvement over the first volume. But the ending ran out of steam and the resolution seemed tacked-on. Then again, where else can you see Goldilocks portrayed as a power-hungry, insane, overly-violent killer?

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redwallflower
Jun 21, 2010

Didn't like this volume as much as the first. As "hithatsmybike" wrote, I too found the bullet to the head survival story line a little far fetched, despite the whole fairy-tale aspect. I think that I actually said aloud, "you've got to be kidding me!"

But I'm going to stick with it for a few more volumes before deciding whether to give it up.

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hithatsmybike
Oct 31, 2009

I'm tempted to give up the series after this debacle. Is it weird that of all the things I could choose, I find surviving a bullet to the head the most unbelievable part of a story built around fairytale creatures living in NYC?

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kitpup7
Aug 19, 2014

kitpup7 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Dec 12, 2012

Violence: Can be ridiculously bloody at times.

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LazyNeko
Dec 06, 2011

Weyland Smith: I'm sorry, but I can't do anything, by word or deed, to help you set me free.

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