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I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it 7 years ago
Fairy tales and fables are fascinating, and authors are often tempted to put a different spin on them, or use them to enhance an otherwise dull plot (cough, cough, The Red Queen Dies, cough cough). Ron Koertge reimagines the fairy tales by telling the stories from other viewpoints, adding bits of...
Sesana
Sesana rated it 8 years ago
Really uneven. The idea seems to have been to do a series of fairy tale retellings, in free verse. I like that idea, it's why I picked the book up. But the execution varies wildly. Some of the poems are essentially straight retellings, but from a different point of view. The Cinderella poem that ope...
Read and Reviewed
Read and Reviewed rated it 8 years ago
I'm not going to do an official review of this at all, but here are my basic thoughts. As is typical with any collection of stories, some of these were good, others not so much. What some of them also were was REALLY strange, and not always in a good way. The Bluebeard, Bearskin, and Beauty and the ...
tinasimms
tinasimms rated it 8 years ago
This is a truly original book-of-fairytales rendition. It provides narration for all of the famous (and some not so famous) fairytale characters from legend. They each take a turn telling their story, each example gruesome and completely new. Some of it is in verse, some in documentary-style explana...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 8 years ago
I love fairy tales and I love papercuts, so I was hoping to love this. But I'm not such a fan of the Angela Carter tradition and that's definitely where this one lies. After a certain point, the stories started to seem predictable: the ending will be twisted, the good guys turn out bad, the tropes s...
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