The Merry Spinster

Tales of Everyday Horror

    • 2.9 • 92 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

"Empowering, subversive. . . . Daniel M. Lavery twists fairy tales into elegant garrotes. . . . There's not a single weak link in the cat's-breath chain of this collection." —The New York Times Book Review

Adapted from the beloved “Children’s Stories Made Horrific” series, The Merry Spinster takes up the trademark wit that endeared Daniel M. Lavery to readers of both The Toast and the bestselling debut Texts from Jane Eyre. Sinister and inviting, familiar and alien all at the same time, The Merry Spinster twists traditional children’s stories and fairy tales with elements of psychological horror, emotional clarity, and a keen sense of feminist mischief.

Unfalteringly faithful to its beloved source material, The Merry Spinster also illuminates the unsuspected and frequently alarming emotional complexities at play in the stories we tell ourselves, and each other, as we tuck ourselves in for the night.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
March 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Henry Holt and Co.
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

cynamil ,

Eh

I did not love this book. I barely tolerated it. It was very confusing how the pronouns and names were all mixed up. Girls named Gomer, daughters called he and him, brothers named Sylvia. Some of the stories didn't even seem to have any point at all.

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