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There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbour's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales (Penguin Modern Classics) - Community Reviews back

by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Keith Gessen, Anna Summers
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 9 years ago
The story referred to in the title is the one called "Revenge". It's aptly titled because it is about relationships.I love this book.I've only read one short story by Petrushevskaya in another collection. I picked this up over the weekend at a bookstore. I had heard good things about it.It's nice...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it 10 years ago
I'm new to Petrushevskaya so I didn't know what to expect when I read this -- wow. Punch in the gut at times, like Aimee Bender or Angela Carter on crack!
notyourmonkey
notyourmonkey rated it 10 years ago
A collection of rather bleak, rather morbid fairy tales from a rather famous Russian author. I rather adored it. They read like fairy tales, very oral and sparse on detail, except when the details are important. They felt like stories that could be told around a very depressing campfire. Even with a...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 10 years ago
I've read about half of these, and I'm not going to finish this book. I'm kinda picky about short stories anyway. The first few were creepy in that non-conventional way I like, but after that they just get boring. There seems to be a fixation with young men who are called up for their military se...
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