"Animal Farm" is one of my all-time favorite books, so I had great expectations for the Fables' take on this classic. And boy, did it not disappoint. The story is actually better when you read it the second time around, because so many of those lovely details that got lost during the first reading (which, if I'm not mistaken, happened in late 2007...) are now front and center.
The original story by George Orwell left me devastated, and Bill Willingham's version, although not as gut-wrenching, still made me flinch with the early demise of some of my favorites. The main story flows flawlessly, intertwining those fables we all know and love with some other characters that you never expected to act as they do, and sprinkled with a couple of surprise guest-stars that made me resort to wikipedia to see who the hell were they (Wayland Smith?!). The only downfall is, unfortunately, Snow White, who seems to have lost a bit of her kick-ass persona from the first story. But, on the other hand, there's a kick-ass Rose Red. And, of course: Goldilocks! Who would have thought that little Goldilocks had it in her to act like this... :D