REVIEW: The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains- Neil Gaiman and Eddie Campbell

Mrs H: Books

Thank you to BookBridgr and Headline Publishing for this book in return for an honest review.

You ask me if I can forgive myself?
I can forgive myself…

The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains was originally written for performance and you definitely get a sense of this when reading the story. It’s roots are firmly found in folk tale and legends, forms with oral origins. When my husband read it after me, he asked me “is this an original story? It really feels like it could be a retelling of an old Scottish folk tale.” This is indeed testament to Gaiman’s own interest in legends and myths and also to the authentic tone of his writing style in this story.

The narrative follows our protagonist’s quest to the cave in the Black Mountains where he hopes to find gold that will help bring the King (probably Bonnie…

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