I bought this book because I was very curious about this "new twist" on fairy tales and I love JMS' other works: his run on "Amazing Spider-Man," Babylon 5, Rising Stars. . .and now, "Delicate Creatures." I didn't get a chance to flip through it before I bought it, I was expecting your typical graphic novel but the writing, coloring, and illustrations are more like a story book, giving it a long-lasting quality. I found the story to be very sweet in some areas, and in others rather sad. Emotions while reading weren't of the laugh or cry variety, more like a pleasant interest in the goings on of the characters and an inclination to see the story through to its finish. The artwork is beautiful, as are the colors - nothing in your face or too wispy. I would say this book is less a commentary on fairy tales and more a commentary on ideas. Fairy tales are ideas but the ideas in this book aren't just fanciful, they have a context in reality as well. I suppose this still doesn't answer the question, "Why should I buy this book?" 1)if you like any of JMS' other work and 2)if you want to read something with depth and grace. At first I considered giving this book 4 stars because I didn't feel like the story had any kind of earth shattering concepts, but in thinking that I realize I am a victim of hype. Also, I am very much interested in reading books of all sorts of philosophies so some things aren't new ideas to me (if you like this book you may be interested in terry pratchet's "hogfather"). I find no fault in this book, it is something I am proud to place on my bookshelf and share (if they're very careful with it) with my friends. If you're at all unsure after reading this review, I encourage you to seek this book out in your local bookstore and flip through it, maybe even find a comfortable chair and read it (it's not a very long read). I think you'll enjoy it.