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The Bloody Chamber - Helen Simpson, Angela Carter
The Bloody Chamber
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4.28 125
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099588115 (0099588110)
Publisher: Vintage/Rand
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.0 Luxurious package takes some unpacking
Do I dare call this full of symbolism, and therefore feel the need to scratch under the surface of these tales? Then again, is there any fairy tale worth it's salt that is not so.Lets start saying that the way this is written is incredibly sensual. I was surprised because I was sure the first tale (...
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf rated it
5.0 Final Thoughts: The Bloody Chamber
"You never saw such a wild thing as my mother, her hat seized by the winds and blown out to sea so that her hair was her white mane, her black lisle legs exposed to the thigh, her skirts tucked round her waist, one hand on the reins of the rearing horse while the other clasped my father's service re...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
3.0 The Bloody Chamber
It's sort of weird that it took me so long to read Angela Carter - dark feminist leaning fairytale retellings are near and dear to my heart. This collection took me a while to get through, though that's no fault of the stories themselves. Carter's writing is rich, sumptuous, and dense enough it's wo...
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4.0 (Audiobook) The Bloody Chamber
Wonderful. Simply wonderful. I enjoyed every story in this collection, save for one. The first four were my favorites, with the fourth--"Puss-in-Boots"--the absolute gem of the book. "The Snow Child" was the one I didn't much care for. It was a bit too disturbing for my taste. The writing was lo...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
3.5 The Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault meet the Creatures of the Night
What a great early start to this year's Halloween Bingo. I confess I didn't care so much for the first (i.e., the titular) story -- leaving aside the obvious similarities to Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho, it feels like I've read essentially this very story a few times too often already, bec...
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