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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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

262. Fables 17: Inherit the Wind by Bill Willingham

Inherit the Wind by Bill Willingham. Art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Shawn McManus et. al.  (US) - (Canada) - (Kindle)
Fables, Vol. #17

Pages: 144
Ages: 18+
Finished: Sept. 30, 2012
First Published: Jul. 10, 2012
Publisher: Vertigo
Genre: graphic novel, fantasy, fairy tales
Rating: 3/5

First sentence: "Okay, here we go!"

Publisher's Summary:  The tights and capes have been stored away forever, but where do the Fables go from here? Bigby and Snow White’s cubs try to move forward after learning a hard lesson about life and death in this collection featuring issues #108-113 of the acclaimed series.

Acquired: Purchased a new copy from an online store.

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

The main story being told in this issue is the titular story in which an heir to the North Wind must be found.  This becomes the beginning of a new story arc that will carry over now in which the cubs will feature more as main characters.  Throughout this story there are also various sideline stories as well: one of major note follows Bufkin in the new land of Oz carrying over from last volume and is proving interesting.  Also of smaller note both Rose Red and Miss Sprat have their own storyline as well.  This arc leads us to many new beginnings (since much was wrapped up last volume).  Not a lot really happens though, not much excitement or reveals but storywise things are being set up for the new story arcs.  After this main portion of the book we are treated to two smaller stories.  The first is a Christmas issue which takes Rose Red out in search of finding Hope in a cross of Dickens' A Christmas Carol and The Cricket on the Hearth.  Finally, the end section is a series of small vignettes which tell tales from "In those days" back to the times before or during the rule of the Adversary.  Most of these have nothing to do with the overall story arc, but they do tell interesting little tidbits of background information and there are a couple which hint at what is in store for a couple of characters further down the line.  Overall a passable issue, but nothing really happens, except for finding the heir to North Wind, as this is otherwise a set-up issue for the new paths the story will be taking.

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