Even as an adult, I still found the story very creepy. It reads like a cross between a Grimm tale and a Victorian fairytale and the overall effect is equal parts charming and sinister. The different threads of the story weave perfectly together to create the perfect quick and scary read.
Alongside the story there are little comments and asides from the narrator with lovely little pictures to go with them. These sometimes add a little more background information on characters and places, or just little warnings from the narrator to his characters. Because, as he says, once a story is wound up, there’s no stopping it.
I’m going to end with a quote because I loved it so much:
OMG GEE WHIZZ How have you not read this yet?!