Review: 8 by Michael Mullin

Title: 8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf
Author: Michael Mullin
Released: November 9,2010
Publisher: Gemiknight Studios

Written in verse, this is the previously untold story of the previously unknown 8th dwarf, named Creepy. He is banished to the basement for being different and, well, weird. Yet he plays a vital – and of course previously unknown – role in the popular tale of Snow White (whose title character is an intruder Creepy refers to as “the Maid”).

The stories we pass down from parent to child
Were once filled with darkness, but somehow turned mild.
We tweak and revise, and when all else fails
We choose to omit certain crucial details.
Until they’re forgotten, and nobody knows
How a story originally, truthfully goes.

So begins 8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf, a short 22 page story told in verse.  I’m a lover of fractured fairy tales so I got quite a few laughs while reading this clever tale of “Creepy” the 8th banished dwarf who lives below the floorboard in the 7 dwarf’s cottage.

The rhyming text is perfectly done but this is not a fairy tale for children but rather aimed at adults or older teens. If you are looking for a new twist on a favorite story this is definitely worth reading.

Content: a line of sexual innuendo

Rating: 4.5 Stars – Highly Recommend

Source: From author for review