46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
Reasonable but not exactly groundbreaking.,
This review is from: The Woodcutter (Paperback)
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The idea of the book seems sound, fairytale characters all meshed together in a new story. The problem is it's been done before and with more depth, think TV shows like the 10th Kingdom, Grimm or even aspects of Once Upon a Time.
The story itself was quite good, although some of the chapters were far too short at a paragraph or two at most. For me the biggest problem was the characters. In the original fairy tales the stories are plot driven and the characters are stereotypical and one dimensional, but for the length of a fairytale it works. However once you get to a full length novel where you characters are faced with something entirely new, you expect far more depth from your characters. Unfortunately only the main character of the Woodcutter was given any substance and even that was fairly shallow.
A reasonable read if a bit shallow, but not one that is going to set the world alight unfortunately.