From author T. Kingfisher comes a collection of fairy-tale retellings for adults. By turns funny and dark, sad and lyrical, this anthology draws together in one volume such stories as "The Wolf and the Woodsman," "Loathly," and "Bluebeard's Wife," along with an all-new novella, "Boar & Apples."
Author's Note: Many of these stories have appeared in various forms on the author's blog.
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Vivid imagery from an active imagination!
Ursula Vernon never disappoints me with her prose, and this collection is no exception. The title story Toad Words is quirky, interesting, and a thoughtful examination on finding the blessing within the most unpleasant curse.
Her take on Snow White in the novella Boar and Apples is an fun romp through a far grittier fairy tale land than your usual Disney fare, and her treatment of the Red Riding Hood tale leaves me wanting a return to that place.
I can't recommend this collection enough!
This is really good.
(Confession: I didn't buy it on iTunes. But now I can read it on iBooks or Marvin. So.)
This anthology is primarily re-tellings of fairy tales... With twists. Very good twists. The twists aren't there just for Being A Twist, but to give depth. To play with "what if."
Sample if you don't already know "T. Kingfisher's" work, but it's an insta-buy for me & I was not disappointed. The Intro alone is excellent.