Happy publication month to Cornelia’s latest novel, Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun!! Published with HarperCollins, Bloomsbury Publishing, and elsewhere around the globe, it ‘s already being received with critical acclaim (including a starred Kirkus Review!), and represents her first fiction collaboration with Guillermo del Toro, the film’s creator.
Read more of what critics are saying by clicking on the links below!
Kirkus Reviews calls Pan’s Labryinth “dark and mesmerizing.”
“Charged with the monumental task of adapting an intricate film to the page, del Toro (The Shape of Water, 2018, etc.) and Funke… have elegantly recrafted the narrative. Brief, interspersed tales that stitch together several characters’ backstories deepen and add greater complexity to the plot while also shrinking the original story’s ambiguous gap between fantasy and reality. Spot art based on the film’s concept art accompanies each of the tales, helping to both offset and connect them.”
The Guardian says,
“Funke’s sensitive expansion of Del Toro’s dark fantasy is a delight. Juxtaposing 13-year-old Ofelia’s fairytale journey into a forest full of beasts and fairies with the horror of Franco’s fascist Spain, Funke layers and deepens the symbolism.”
And from Starburst reviewer John Townsend,
“For any fan of Pan’s Labyrinth, Del Toro or Funke, this is a must-buy. The beauty inherent in the material is comparable to any tale present in a child’s book of bedtime stories. The unavoidable darkness simmering beneath the surface, and at times bursting loose, would complement and improve any horror story. This is a work of consummate skill and passion, one that needs to be revered for its unmistakable brilliance.
Thanks to everyone who has read and/or reviewed and/or sent us pictures of your new copies!