Monday, May 23, 2016

The Goblins of Labyrinth

Obviously not too intensive of a read, but it is very silly and very fun and my GOD are the illustrations beautiful! Brian Froud has always had a wonderful knack for illustrating the best goblins, fairies, and other magical creations and this book is no exception. Nearly all of the goblins shown in this book you can find in the movie. Terry Jones does a great job of writing about each of the goblins and shedding some light on their histories and quirks. For example, Agnes (a scavenging goblin - you know the one in the dump) "is capable of collecting and carrying seventy times her own weight in discarded economic theories and abandoned political objectives. The empty promises, hollow opinions and worthless political statements are all snapped up by this voracious creature." A wonderful witty treat for fans of Jim Henson, Brian Froud, and of course, Labyrinth!

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