Eva Mitnick's Reviews > Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales

Troll's Eye View by Ellen Datlow
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Apr 03, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: children, ya, fantasy
Read in February, 2009

Terrific collection of original stories by children's and YA fantasy authors, all starring the villains of various traditional tales, from Rumpelstitskin to the troll under the bridge. There isn't a dud among them, and two (Kelly Link's The Cinderella Game and Holly Black's The Boy Who Cried Wolf) are intensely creepy. Gaiman's poem "Observing the Formalities" is good enough for the New Yorker magazine, in my opinion. Fans of fractured fairy tales and of these editors' previous collaborations should give this terrific collection a read.
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