Editors Phyllis Irene Radford and Deborah J. Ross compile nearly 20 reimaginations of classic fairy tales and mythological folklore in this entertaining and wide-ranging anthology. There's biting political satire in Patricia Rice's "No Newt Taxes", while Pati Nagle turns Rapunzel into a modern-day heroine. The stories are often funny, sometimes dark, or, as in Radford's "Little Red in the Hood", both at once. Christine Williams gives a delicately wry performance, using the theatricality of fairy tale storytellers to subtly wink and provide commentary in ways that complement these modern updates of beloved fables.
Not your grandmother's fairy tales....
From the far-ranging imaginations of Book View Caf authors comes this delirious collection of classic tales newly twisted into dark, dangerous, and occasionally hilarious re-tellings. From the golden isles of Greece to the frozen north, from fairytale castles to urban slums, join us on an unforgettable journey!
Stories by Vonda N. McIntyre, Laura Anne Gilman, Sherwood Smith, Judith Tarr, and more.
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- L. Thacher
Good when you have nothing else left to read
I go through so many books here on Audible that I sometimes run out of things to listen to before I purchase more. I had saved this book because I thought it would be really interesting and expected a lot more than what I got. The majority of the short stories were okay but nothing to write home about. some could not even be called something from Grimm's Fairy Tales at all. I think I skipped through a lot of them fast Forwarding hoping they would get better as I went along but they did not. There were none that stuck out to me I think I only truly enjoyed 1 or 2 I can't even remember to be honest. I would not recommend buying this book.