The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman was recommended to me from Lucythereader. You can see her recommendation in the video below:
Start at 1:10 if you only want to hear about The Sleeper and the Spindle. This book has fantastic illustrations and I would be remiss if I did not mention the amazing work that Chris Riddell did in this book. Simply astounding. Take a look:
Just gorgeous. If you are a Neil Gaiman this one is a keeper. I however, didn’t purchase this one. I borrowed it from the library. I was thinking I have about an hour what can I read in that time. So I glanced at my to-read list on goodreads and this was a short book that I remembered from Lucy’s video. I’m so glad I read it.
My local library had a digital copy ready for download. So, for the first time I tried downloading an ebook on my iPad. It worked really well.
Back to the story though. It was a wonderful fantasy about dwarfs and a princess and an evil witch/enchantress. They have a dangerous and wondrous adventure. In typical Gaiman style, things are never as you expect. This book is easily a 4 out of 5 star book! The only thing I didn’t like was that it ended so soon!
If you want something like this but a little longer I highly recommend The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel, another Neil Gaiman novel. This one is just perfect. I read it in 2015 and it is definitely a 5 star book!