Monday, November 10, 2014
Book Review: The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman
An excellent dark fairy tale by Neil Gaiman, illustrated, about two men on a journey to find some cursed gold. The story feels old in the best way. It is about greed, sin, prophecy, family, journey, and justice. For adults, not kids, in the same way that Ocean at the End of the Lane was. There are even elements of Tolkien glimmering in the mist, elements that run deeper and more true than many novels a hundred times longer. It only takes an hour to read, but I wanted to read it again immediately.