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The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories - Angela Carter
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
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From familiar fairy tales and legends – Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves – Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.
From familiar fairy tales and legends – Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves – Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140178210 (014017821X)
ASIN: 014017821X
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 126
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
So I read this for The Dead Writers Society 2016 Genre Challenge for September 2016 and also decided to include this for Halloween Bingo 2016 Scary Women (Authors) square. After hearing how bad the book I chose for that bingo is, I already see a DNF in my future, and as you guys know, DNFs don't cou...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
3.0
I was very excited to read this book after it was described as a feminist retelling of fairy tales. But I was kind of disappointed by the stories. Some were good, but others were very confusing and just weird. The writing was very complex, which I think was good and bad at the same time. At times, C...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
4.0 18/100: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
This is a collection of fairy tale retellings that, while written in 20th Century, read like classic literature, with long, winding sentences, reflective narrators, and lush descriptions.What doesn't read so much like classic literature are the sexual overtones in each story, which are not demure or...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
4.0 The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, by Angela Carter
If you can read the stories in Angela Carter's collection, The Bloody Chamber, you're not reading closely enough. The tales here are disturbing. They're violent. Some are erotic. Like the fairy tales of old, they contain warnings. Read the rest of my review at Summer Reading Project.
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it
4.0 Blood and Gore and Fairy Tales: Oh My!
The Bloody Chamber is a collection of short story fiction that challenges the concept of the supernatural themes of fairytales as much as it challenges the ideologies and values of its era. And, for that matter, into the modern age. Angela Carter has a prosaic voice which sounds very similar to that...
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