A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

267. Fables: Wolves

Fables: Wolves by Bill Willingham (Canada ) - (US)
Fables, Volume 8

Pages: 159pgs.
Ages: 18+
Finished: Dec. 27, 2009
First Published: 2006
Genre: graphic novel, fantasy, fairy tale
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

By late November I reach the small port town of Provideniya.

Acquired: Received a copy through ILL.

Reason for Reading: next in the series.

Comment: A very good issue! Lots of secret missions involving action, adventure and revenge. The tying up of an old plot and the introduction of a new fairy tale realm sets the stage for the focus to shift in a new direction come the next volume. As the title obviously tells us this volume concentrates mostly on Bigby, Snow and family. We start with a 2 part issue with the titular name that focuses on Mowgli's mission to find Bigby. Then comes a larger than usual issue, issue #50 in fact, which doesn't give it's title until the end. This issue has Bigby following his mission he was called home for and then brings Snow and the family into play with a big ending. In this issue we also get a brief glimpse of a new fairy tale realm. Finally we end with one issue of Cindy on a covert mission to the new realm which involves lots of life and death situations but unfortunately for her mostly depends on diplomacy. From here the reader assumes that the addition of this realm will be of help in the future fight against the adversary.

An interesting addition to the volume is the 48 page script for Issue #50. I did not read any where near the whole thing but I did start to read it and then flipped through and read bits and pieces and found it quite interesting to see how much like a play script a graphic novel starts out with and how much the author visualizes the finished pages, yet can also leave vague ideas for the artists to follow up on.

Great story. Popping over to put an ILL request in for volume 9 right away!


  1. Lots of good books! Calamity Jack catches my eye.

  2. Yay! Fables! There is a new one out soon!

  3. Kailana, I know!!! I'm going to read the novel first though. But by the time I get there another new one will probably be out. But then I have the Jack of Fables to start on!