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The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold - Francesca Lia Block
The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold
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With language that is both lyrical and distinctly her own, Francesca Lia Block turns nine fairy tales inside out.Escaping the poisoned apple, Snow frees herself from possession to find the truth of love in an unexpected place.A club girl from L.A., awakening from a long sleep to the memories of... show more
With language that is both lyrical and distinctly her own, Francesca Lia Block turns nine fairy tales inside out.Escaping the poisoned apple, Snow frees herself from possession to find the truth of love in an unexpected place.A club girl from L.A., awakening from a long sleep to the memories of her past, finally finds release from its curse.And Beauty learns that Beasts can understand more than men.Within these singular, timeless landscapes, the brutal and the magical collide, and the heroine triumphs because of the strength she finds in a pen, a paintbrush, a lover, a friend, a mother, and finally, in herself.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780064407458 (0064407454)
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Grimlock ♥ Inhumans
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans rated it
4.0 Beautiful retellings of fairy tales
The first story is called Snow, and is a touching retelling of Snow White that is more about found families than anything, although it touches upon a common theme in Lia Block’s work: the outcasts, those who don’t fit into society as most people view it. The freaks, as she puts it in this story. ...
Chelsea Russell's Blog
Chelsea Russell's Blog rated it
4.0 The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold
Not quite a solid four stars, but good enough to rate it thus. I think the best word to sum up these fairy tale retellings is bittersweet. The author's style of writing was absolutely beautiful. Her choice of words and descriptions were entrancing and not at all standard. She is quite blasé about th...
Xdyj's books
Xdyj's books rated it
4.0
More Francesca Lia Block's fractured fairy tales. Somewhat uneven but the better ones are good imo.
The Hiding Spot
The Hiding Spot rated it
4.0 The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold
Review forthcoming.
Miss Clark
Miss Clark rated it
See Purplecookie's review for some reasons I disliked this:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/110026268The tales were not all that inventive, the writing was so spare that the stories were dry and never created a fully realized world or characters in any of the brief retellings. All the stories ha...
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