If Creepy and/or Gothic Stuff Is Your Thing, I Reckon You’ll Love It Too

Cee Arr
2 min readApr 3, 2022


A quick-fire, bullet-point review of Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of The Faun —

‘Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun’ with creepy forest scene
Graphic: reviewer’s own, made with Canva

Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of The Faun by Guillermo Del Toro and Cornelia Funke

I received a free digital review copy of this book via NetGalley. NetGalley provides reviewers with review copies as an opportunity to provide a fair and honest review.

📖 The premise here is the premise of the film Pan’s Labyrinth — where young Ofelia is set increasingly sinister tasks by the magic faun, Pan — but extended and expanded upon.

📖 I’m naturally wary of movie novelisations of films, but I figured that the combination of Del Toro and Cornelia Funke made it worth a shot.

📖 The film was already wow, but somehow the book manages to expand on it.

📖 Interwoven with the main plot are stories from Ofelia’s fairy-tale book, and they’re deliciously off-key.

📖 This is gonna be way too dark for a lot of readers, ok? There’s blood, gore, and very bad things happening left, right, and centre.

📖 If creepy and/or Gothic stuff is your thing, especially if you’re a fan of the film, read it! I reckon you’ll love it too.

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Adapted from a post originally published on my blog, Dora Reads



Cee Arr

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