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2.0 out of 5 stars Very flimsy, 13 May 2014
The butterfly is very flimsy and it's quite loosely attached to the headband via glue. I also don't think it's at a very good angle. Wasn't quite what I expected.
The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories (Vintage Magi&hellip by Angela Carter
General comments:
- I read these stories when I was 14 or 15, having been recommended by another 14/15 year old, and I really enjoyed them at the time - enough to write a review now despite not having read them since. So A) it really stuck with me (I'm 23 now) and B) despite adult themes, I don't think teenagers should be discouraged from reading this.
- I remember the imagery being pretty shocking and gory (which I actually quite enjoyed) but maybe I wouldn't find it so shocking now?
- This was the first (and pretty much the only) "feminist" fiction I've read, so I don't know really how it compares to other similar stuff.

Positives:
- I remember being really… Read more
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
I enjoyed this book. It really reminds you of being a kid, and it has some pretty creepy bits, too. And the 'baddie' is really hate-able, which is fun.

For some reason when I finished it, though, I felt a little bit unsatisfied. It didn't make me think a lot afterwards (what it does make you think about a bit is how strange memories are - especially childhood ones), which is kind of what I really want out of a book. That's why it's not getting that 5th star.

I was entertained, though, and I enjoyed the read so I would still recommend it to most readers.

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