The Bloody Chamber
Publish date: July 13th 2006
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, Fairy Tales
, Short Stories
This book is such a treat. It's a feminist, erotic retelling of a selection of popular fairytales like Bluebeard, Beauty and the Beast, Red Riding Hood, The Snow Queen etc, and does not lose the darkness and punch of the original narratives. Carter's satin prose is such bliss that you want to crawl ...
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...
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...
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...
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.