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The Substation Fairytales: Stories in the End

3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The Substation Fairytales: Stories in The End are modern tales of love, identity, and belonging for adults. Reasons for the Rain by Tania De Rozario is a poignant tale of serendipity and chance, of two strangers crossing paths in the concrete jungle. The Crocodile Prince by Ng Yi-Sheng is about a boy finding himself in a magical jungle of mystery. Jack and Alice by Eric ...more
Published 2013 by The Substation
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Seri Qadijah
Jan 21, 2015 Seri Qadijah rated it it was ok
Shelves: seri-borrow
local writers seem to have that same 'thoughtful' mind conversational voice in their writings. there are three short stories. local writers love short stories. not fairy tales at all, but dark and disturbing. never giving a real answer of what happened at the end of the stories. two of the stories have homosexual themes, and i personally do not condone it. a personal, religious and moral principle. no prejudice. i almost like the third story but again, when it moves towards male-male love, ...more
May 16, 2016 DeanJean rated it really liked it
Fairytales, with the exception of Grimm's , often seek to simplify things and life in general by assuming a "happily ever after" ending after enduring a life of hardship. The one-dimensional view of "happily ever after" glosses over the difficult and ugly bits of life after "happily ever after". Which brings up the question: what is truly "happiness", and what constitutes as a "happily ever after" ending in real life?

Stories In The End spins a different take by creating their own tales, illustr
Jason Lundberg
Feb 24, 2015 Jason Lundberg rated it really liked it
Shelves: 0wnz0red, anthologies
An excellent anthology with fantastic illustrations. These stories embrace the darkness and unknowability of the uncanny that mark the best kind of fairy tales. I hope that this book is but the first of many from the Substation.
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