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Snow White, Blood Red by Ellen Datlow
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it was ok

Of the various fairy tale anthologies in this series that I've read, it is certainly the darkest and most unsettling. I really enjoyed Charles de Lint's story, The Moon Is Drowning While I Sleep, and I liked Patrica McKillip's The Snow Queen, but other than that, I thought that a large number of the stories were too dark for my taste.

Trigger warnings: Little Red contains implied seduction of a minor by a "wolf." In I Shall Do Thee Mischief in the Wood, it is implied that the narrator is intending to rape a woman. The Root of the Matter contains sexual child molestation. I'm not sure how to categorize it, but I found Little Poucet too disturbing for my taste. Puss contains forced sex. The Glass Casket contains rape.

If you like fairy tales for adults, I would recommend the other anthologies in the collection, unless you have a much stronger stomach than I do.
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