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The Bloody Chamber & Other Stories by Angela Carter
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Dec 16, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 1st-year-uni-reading-list, english-literature, fiction, short-stories
Read from December 07 to 08, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 3

Love love love it. Carter's language is rich and gorgeous and luxuriant, and her characters are always interesting and sometimes repellant in an engrossing way. Carter's use of taboos can be squicky and it's quite strange to find them in tales drawn from traditional fairy stories, but it's fascinating how she takes those traditional tales and reworks them into modern feminist stories with magical elements.

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