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The fairytales follow you into your dreams
on 27 November 2011
Unsurprisingly, the reviews are all true to its words. The compilation of Russian Fairytales are remarkabley gothic, supernatural and follows you into your dreams. Ludmilla captures folklore traditions and allegorical stories in one book. Each story represents either a sin humans are guilty of having, or a story dealing with morality.
The book does well in entwining fairytales but with a Russian twist, containing references to the cold war, famine, poverty, lack of faith, death and the importance of love. Although this is not your typical Fairytale collection, it is however a very welcomed change to the conventions which traditional fairytales seem to follow.
The book is a great read! It leaves you feeling slightly chilled afterwards, but depicts the lengths and variations fairytales can go to, therefore leaving it without limits.