logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Some Kind Of Fairy Tale - Graham Joyce
Some Kind Of Fairy Tale
by: (author)
3.61 240
Acclaimed author Graham Joyce's mesmerizing new novel centers around the disappearance of a young girl from a small town in the heart of England. Her sudden return twenty years later, and the mind-bending tale of where she's been, will challenge our very perception of truth. For twenty years... show more
Acclaimed author Graham Joyce's mesmerizing new novel centers around the disappearance of a young girl from a small town in the heart of England. Her sudden return twenty years later, and the mind-bending tale of where she's been, will challenge our very perception of truth. For twenty years after Tara Martin disappeared from her small English town, her parents and her brother, Peter, have lived in denial of the grim fact that she was gone for good. And then suddenly, on Christmas Day, the doorbell rings at her parents' home and there, disheveled and slightly peculiar looking, Tara stands. It's a miracle, but alarm bells are ringing for Peter. Tara's story just does not add up. And, incredibly, she barely looks a day older than when she vanished.  Award-winning author Graham Joyce is a master of exploring new realms of understanding that exist between dreams and reality, between the known and unknown. Some Kind of Fairy Tale is a unique journey every bit as magical as its title implies, and as real and unsentimental as the world around us.
show less
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385535786 (0385535783)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it
3.5
#125 and my final book of 2015! This was a fun romp through magical realism. It took me a bit to warm up to it, but before long I was fully engaged in the story. If you like concrete conclusions, this probably isn't the book for you, but I like a bit of vagary-- which this has in abundance.
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Some Kind of Fairy Tale
post faerie kidnapping aftermath. Good read
altheaann
altheaann rated it
3.0 Some Kind of Fairy Tale: A Novel
A realistic and beautifully written exploration of what might happen if the tale of Rip Van Winkle (or any of the older stories of people being taken 'Under the Hill') happened in modern-day England.Twenty years ago, 16-yr-old Tara disappeared after a fight with her boyfriend. Although the boyfriend...
Book Love
Book Love rated it
4.0 Some Kind of Fairy Tale
This story made the impossible seem possible; a little fairy tale a little real life! I became immediately interested in all the characters, the story, and where the author would lead me. It reminded me of The Stolen Child and I will certainly be watching for this author in the future.
allisoninouye
allisoninouye rated it
1.0 Some Kind of Fairy Tale: A Novel
This book had the potential to be great but somehow felt flat. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and just found myself hating them. Not a likeable one among the bunch. The description of fairy land seemed like the author was going for beautiful and magical but read like he was a teenager ...
Other editions (12)
Books by Graham Joyce
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?