I'm always up for a spin on an old fairy tale. But honestly, I've had my fill of the Disney-ified version of Peter, Tink, and the gang. The real characters (meaning the original J. M. Barrie versions) were so much more intriguing, deeper... darker. I was curious to see what author Brom would do with the tale. I was not disappointed! Brom went old school and how!! It was actually a 'modern' version but very true to the nature of the original. And very true to the nature of children. The very dark, manipulative, mob-mentality, instant-bonding traits of children. The illustrations were captivating. The novel was a brutally honest, realistic fantasy. Vivid. Striking. Ready for more.
This is exactly how I like to learn about history!! I have to admit, most of what I know about the French Revolution came from Marie Antoinette movies and Les Miserables. Michelle Moran's incredibly sculpted novel Madame Tussaud is the PERFECT vehicle for anyone who is only sort of interested in history but really likes a good story. Wonderfully visual! I absolutely adored this book! I wasn't reading it for the historical accuracy (it might be spot-on for all I know) but it seemed to ring through honestly and I was completely enthralled.
Read any good books lately?
I read more than just classic novels. This is where I post about recent books I have read. Have you read the same book? Got a different opinion? Let me know! I'd love to hear about it.