"Bureaucrat Pigs, Tattooed Princesses and Evil Witches...oh my!"
In today's world, the fairy tales we grew up with can start
to seem a bit too pie in the sky. Enter Grimm and
Grimmer. Various authors have taken on classic stories
(and some not-so-classic ones) to make these stories more
Subjects from the difficulty of modern parenting to cloning
are part of these amazing stories. Each one is riveting
and well told.
The writing of these stories is among the best that I have
read in quite a while. I read through this 300 plus page
book in a very short time. Sometimes short stories can be
a let down because by the time they become really
interesting, they are over. These stories start off
exciting from page one.
In my opinion, the final story "The Other Side of the
Desert" by Jessica L. Murray is a real triumph. Not quite
a fairy tale and not quite a bible story, this take on the
tale of the much maligned Lilith is thought provoking.
This collection of stories is one of the best books I have
read this year and I recommend it to anyone who loves well
told stories with a high dose of darkness.
Reviewed by Erin Kennedy
Posted October 15, 2009