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Snow White, Blood Red by Ellen Datlow
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bookshelves: fantasy-and-scifi, fiction, goth-goth-baby
Recommended for: fantasy fans with slightly twisted minds

These are retellings of classic Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales that we're all familiar with with adult twists and turns put on them, some of them reworked in a modern setting, some not. Some of them are horror stories, some of them are suspense thrillers, all of them are at least mildly creepy. I enjoyed all of them, if only for seeing how all the tales I grew up with were subverted and twisted around. I also enjoyed learning that these tales are probably closer to the original way that they were told, before parents and the Grimms and Anderson cleaned them up for children. (And of course before Disney whitewashed all of them.) Some of them are really entertaining. Recommended for those who enjoy having their innocence somewhat corrupted. ... or just want to sock one to Walt Disney.
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Started Reading
July 1, 2001 – Finished Reading
September 12, 2007 – Shelved
September 12, 2007 – Shelved as: fantasy-and-scifi
September 12, 2007 – Shelved as: fiction
July 29, 2009 – Shelved as: goth-goth-baby

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