Reviewed By: Drew Vogel
Review Date: 11/20/17 6:58 pm
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This represents an interesting innovation in the development of the 3 and 1 structure. This story acts as a kind of epilogue to "The Wishing Beast" (also, thanks to the magic of time travel, a prequel). Despite the similarities between the two stories, they are quite distinct. "The Vanity Box" also has a bit of a whimsical tone, but it's much more of a comedy than "The Wishing Beast". And, of course, setting the story in 1960s Salford gives this a totally different tone.
It's actually a pretty neat trick: telling a story that is so similar to "The Wishing Beast", but making it feel entirely fresh and distinct.