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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 1 July 1998
The first time I read this book, I was quite taken aback by the eroticism that threads thru nearly every story. I later returned to it, prepared, and discovered the treasure between the covers. The adaptions of the fairy tales give you real, flesh and blood characters, surprising twists, and a thoroughly satisfying read!
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 27 December 2004
This book was supposed to be a massive departure from the norm for me, I am normally found reading Robert Rankin and werder fiction. So I thought I would give something else a go, and this is what I chose.
The idea was that I liked it, but subconsciously made myself happier to stick with my normal material. Only problem was I loved it.
A collection of short stories, each twisted and different. I found myself unable to sate my appetite for the book with only one story at a time and ended up reading and reading until my eyes hurt - so if you need sleep i would suggest not buying this book!
It intrigues, makes you think and brings each of the stories into the modern world, but still leaves the fantasy element there to make them a departure from a simple contemporary fictional story.
I enjoyed it and will be buying similar books in the future, thats as good an accolade as there can be!
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11 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 23 February 2003
I didn't see the point in these stories: we, readers, don't get a deeper retelling of these traditional tales, but a veneer of sex and violence that gives them an "adult" appearance. While I found the sex and violence were totally superficial and unnecessary, and they didn't manage to move my profounder feelings, I felt deceived in my intention of going deeply into these beloved stories. I think that good fantasy writers often succeed in a deeper view on folk tales without announcing their intentions to the readers, but subtly letting them find similitudes in theme and characterization. Maybe this is because good fantasy writers let themselves be carried away by the powerful archetypal potential latent in everybody's mind and explored since the dawn of time through folk tales.
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4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 15 May 1999
This book is different from anything else I've read. When I was younger than I am now, I often wondered about how the fairy tale characters had such great adventures but happily ending lives. This book gives you a more satisfying look at some not so happily ending fairy tales. Some of the stories I didn't understand parts of but all around, this book is so fine. Sometimes while reading it, I would pull my face out of the book for a moment and think, "I can't believe someone actually wrote that!!" This book is TFTD!!!! (Too Fine To Define) My friend read this book also and thinks it is sooooooo good!
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 14 June 2001
Fairy stories for grown-ups - a lovely indulgence. The Frog Prince was my personal favourite but most of the stories were enchanting, although some took themselves too seriously.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 5 September 1997
I thought the book was verry well written.But these surently are not kiddy stories by anny mean.I found Snow-Drop a littel strange.But it was good.I liked the Snow-Queen.It was good and scarry!!
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