So I had watched the movie first and I loved it!! There is something really special about an old fashioned fairy tale. A couple of months later I decided to try the book, and yesterday I finally got it from the library. For those of you who haven’t read it yet, let me tell you its nothing like the movie. In Neil Gaimans words “Its a fairy tale for adults.” There is something dark about it, not in a bad way though. It is more like a modern day Lord of the Rings, everyone lives happily but not forever. I will not spoil the ending, but it is way different from the movie. The illustrations by Charles Vess are very good.