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Thursday Thistle: A Fairy Tale

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Lethe: le the noun 'le-the

1: A dark, forgotten land from which all of our fairytales originated.

2: A Post apocalyptic realm of twisted, magic wielding royalty locked in battle with a race of technologically superior Guardians (who seek to snuff out magic forever).

3: The world Thursday Thistle has journeyed to in order to locate Princess Monday, one of seven paranormal prin
Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published July 24th 2011 by Broken Star Books
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Jason Pettus
Sep 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, weird, funny
(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography []. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)

The more bizarro novels I end up reading here at CCLaP (not by choice but because of so many bizarro authors specifically sending me their books, I think because of a reputation I've picked up in their circle for being kind to bizarro authors), the more I'm realizing that even among this most original of g
Oct 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, e-books
“Me-O-My Monday is missing and Thursday has come again.”

This is the theme that runs throughout Thursday Thistle, an adult-oriented fairytale by August V. Fahren. It's a little gem of story, although it's a gem with some significant flaws.

Thursday Thistle is the title character, a teenage girl who lives with her clueless father and abusive stepsisters (her stepmother had run off). She's a nice girl who puts up with a lot, and passes much of her time practicing her drawings, although all she ever
Matthew Fryer
Nov 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
This bizarro e-fairytale comes courtesy of relative newcomer August V. Fahren. I was put off slightly by a familiar concept and cobbled together cover, but it’s clear within a couple of pages that the writing is crisp and the tale easy to engage.

The title refers to our heroine, a downtrodden Cinderella-esque misfit who lives with her sneerful stepsisters and likes drawing robotic mermaids. Her humdrum life is interrupted one day when she’s led into the land of Lethe by a two-headed talking mouse
Jun 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011-reads

This story opens in the style of Cinderella, with Thursday Thistle being forced to do chores and simultaneously being tormented by her evil step-sisters, Charity and Joy. As expected, one is extremely round and short and the other is thin and tall. Although neither of them cut off portions of their feet to fit in glass slippers. Damn Grimm Brother, you’re so grim.

As with Cinderella, Thursday has bad luck with women. Her mother died durin
C.V. Hunt
Oct 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Thursday Thistle is a teen girl living with her loving widowed father, and two ungrateful step-sisters that treat her badly. On a night when she is left alone in the house, she is visited by a strange two headed mouse that beckons her to follow without delay.

She had twisted and turned across a countless number of streets only to reach this place. A place where the streetlight oozed down, a greasy yellow spot on the asphalt and the two-headed mouse, which resembled a swirling oil slick, hurried
Todd Fonseca
Nov 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Thursday Thistle - Cinderella in Bizzaro Fantasy

Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Author: August V Fahren
Format: Kindle

Living with her father and mean and slutty stepsisters after her stepmother had run off with a Pink Floyd cover band, Thursday Thistle's life was a living hell. Reflecting on simpler times, she decided to escape into her favorite movie - Snow White. She falls asleep and upon waking a mouse introduces her to a world forgotten by most. Here she must help them find Princess Monday in a land of f
Oct 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is one strange, wonderful book. It is full of quirky moments and bizarre takes on some of our most beloved fairy tales.
The plot is a fantastic jumble of plot lines, with a nymphomaniac Snow White character and a witch who’s an etiquette fanatic, among many delightful characters, who fill the pages. The reader is amused and frightened by the things Thursday sees and yet we feel comfortable in the atmosphere created by Fahren, to the point where we don’t really want the story to end. There a
Feb 07, 2012 rated it liked it
This is my first book of this genre which has been described as bizarro fantasy. Its kind a twisted fairy tale that borrows ideas and character types from well known fantasy. I thought many of the ideas in this novel were pretty neat although they didn't quite all gel together in the end. The plot moved pretty fast which I thought was good but too much ground was covered. A few of the places and characters could have been left out to delve a little more deeply into some of the more interesting o ...more
Aug 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
This was the first ebook I purchased for my newly acquired Kindle as well as my first foray into the world of bizarro fiction, and I feel I made a good decision on both accounts. The author has a distinct writing style that I found interesting and beautiful, and the concept was original and weird. Maybe a little too weird at times, but I won't hold that against it. I mean, the genre this book belongs to is known as "bizarro", that'd be like getting mad at soup for being hot, know what I'm saying ...more
J.H. Kingsley
Oct 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Thursday Thistle, written by August V. Fahren, is a fairytale done as a nightmare. Take the Brothers Grimm, Lewis Carroll and Mother Goose, give them all nightmares and have them write a story together, and this is what you would get. Will Thursday complete her quest? Will she even make it out alive? Definitely not for children, Thursday Thistle is a fast, fun read if you like your fairy tales dark. This could have been a dark confused mishmash of images, but in Mr. Fahren’s hands, it is well wr ...more
Pauline allen
Feb 20, 2015 rated it liked it

I love that I wasn't expecting any of this!!! Nothing it was so refreshing. I adore it. Weird messed up fairy tale
May 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
It was interesting trying to figure out which fairy tales were being twisted into horror stories, but the story was hard to follow and left me with too many questions unanswered.
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