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Snow White, Blood Red by Ellen Datlow
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Jan 03, 12

bookshelves: literary-revisionism, short-stories, literary-fiction, fantasy
Read from December 29, 2011 to January 02, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Highly recommended for fans of erotica, horror and dark fantasy, this collection of original short stories revises well-known fairy tales for the adult reader. Many take place in contemporary settings and feature strong sexual and/or horror themes. More than a few are quite disturbing (much to my delight). While Snow White and Red Riding Hood seem to get the most treatment here (at least 2 versions of each), my personal favorite is a vivid and harrowing spin on Rapunzel titled " At The Root of the Matter" by Gregory Frost. All, however, are about as far from Walt Disney as one could possibly imagine.
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