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Lucifer, I’ll Be Watching You

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Writing the The Wicked + The Divine review reminded me of Jay-Z’s Lucifer, so I looked it up on YouTube for a listen.

Instead I find this.

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Chu’s Day (Chu #1) by Neil Gaiman

Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman

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Surprising enjoyment of Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle and Hansel and Gretel, after a run of bad experiences with his books, encouraged me to try another.

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Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman

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Having liked The Sleeper and the Spindle, I assumed I’d enjoy another reworked fairy tale by him.

Be warned, Gaiman doesn’t really rework Hansel and Gretel like he did with Sleeping Beauty, he just enlarges on it, adding minor changes along the way. Oddly I enjoyed this story more than any other by Gaiman, which probably tells you more about how much I like, or dislike, his work than anything else.

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The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

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For the first time ever I like a Neil Gaiman novel. I am shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

It wasn’t until I came across a Guardian article with the below image that I decided to give Gaiman a another chance. I mean, how bad could a feminist retelling of Sleeping Beauty be? Besides, the library had a copy so only an investment of time would be required.

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