After reading the thirteenth volume in the award winning Fables series, I’m still not that bothered that I haven’t got around to reading the spin-off Jack of Fables series yet, as I still don’t like the guy.
In this new collection, Jack is back and as usual he’s got a problem that he needs someone to help him fix, or more like he needs someone to fix it for him. Except this problem could unravel the world and reality in the blink of an eye. New characters like Sam, Gary the Pathetic Fallacy, and the Page Sisters are introduced, as Willingham plays around with writing and stories.
Kevin Thorne is someone with a lot of power: with his quill he can rewrite history and the world to be whatever he wants it to be, except he doesn’t know what to write. A destroyed, insensible from of himself is always close by – writer’s block: his greatest fear. Whatever he writes comes true, whether it changes something into something else, or adds something completely new. Bigby finds this out the hard way, as he finds himself getting turned into a number of different forms. The question is whether the Fables will be able to get to Kevin Thorne and stop him before the world is completely changed.
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Originally written on April 14 2010 ©Alex C. Telander.