“A brilliant achievement.” —Boston Herald “Entertaining…profound….A novel for adults that unearths our buried fascination with the primal fears and truths fairy tales contain.”—Christian Science Monitor Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author who re-imagined a darker, more dangerous Land of Oz in... show more
“A brilliant achievement.” —Boston Herald “Entertaining…profound….A novel for adults that unearths our buried fascination with the primal fears and truths fairy tales contain.”—Christian Science Monitor Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author who re-imagined a darker, more dangerous Land of Oz in his New York Times bestselling series The Wicked Years, offers a brilliant reinvention of the timeless Snow White fairy tale: Mirror Mirror. Setting his story amid the cultural, political and artistic whirlwind of Renaissance Italy—and casting the notorious Lucrezia Borgia as the Evil Queen—Maguire and Mirror Mirror will enthrall a wide array of book lovers ranging from adult fans of Harry Potter to readers of the sophisticated stories of Angela Carter.
Publish date: October 14th 2003
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
Can't finish this. I didn't think there would come a day where I would say I disliked one of Gregory Maguire's novels, but it is so. This was a strange book that felt jagged and empty. I may someday attempt to finish it, but for now I'm putting it back on my shelf.
I never remember how much Maguire's writing bothers me until I stupidly pick up another of his books.Why do weird (and kinda creepy) sexual undertones appear (often smugly) in Maguire's books? What did having Bianca practically explode with menstrual blood onto the floor and the dwarves add to the ...
The year is 1502, and seven-year-old Bianca de Nevada lives perched high above the rolling hills and valleys of Tuscany and Umbria at Montefiore, the farm of her beloved father, Don Vicente. But one day a noble entourage makes its way up the winding slopes to the farm -- and the world comes to Monte...
I make no secret of my loathing for the Disney-fied version of Snow White. She's sweet, like a heaping mouthful of sugar. Cute little forest animals love her. As do dwarves. (Well, of course they do. She cleans their house and cooks their meals. I'd love my maid, if I had one.) She has absolutely no...