Beyond Grimm: Tales Newly Twisted

Beyond Grimm Tales Newly Twisted Not your grandmother s fairy tales From the far ranging imaginations of Book View Cafe authors comes this delirious collection of classic tales newly twisted into dark dangerous and occasionally hil

  • Title: Beyond Grimm: Tales Newly Twisted
  • Author: Deborah J. Ross Phyllis Irene Radford Pati Nagle Patricia Rice Alma Alexander Irene Radford Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff Laura Anne Gilman
  • ISBN: 9781611381559
  • Page: 461
  • Format: ebook
  • Not your grandmother s fairy tales From the far ranging imaginations of Book View Cafe authors comes this delirious collection of classic tales newly twisted into dark, dangerous, and occasionally hilarious re tellings From the golden isles of Greece to the frozen north, from fairytale castles to urban slums, join us on an unforgettable journey Through Forests Dark and GNot your grandmother s fairy tales From the far ranging imaginations of Book View Cafe authors comes this delirious collection of classic tales newly twisted into dark, dangerous, and occasionally hilarious re tellings From the golden isles of Greece to the frozen north, from fairytale castles to urban slums, join us on an unforgettable journey Through Forests Dark and GrimmHair Raising, by Pati NagleNo Newt Taxes, by Patricia RiceRum Pelt Stilt s Skin, by Alma AlexanderOf Rats and Cats and Teenagers, by Irene RadfordThe Tinderbox, by Maya Kaathryn BohnhoffAny Brave Boy, by Laura Anne GilmanAcross Golden Seas Elfleda, by Vonda N McIntyreHarpies Discover Sex, by Deborah J RossTo Serve A Prince, by Brenda W CloughThe Rapture of Ancient Danger, by Sherwood SmithIn Another Part of the ForestMending Souls, by Judith TarrSister Anne, by Sylvia KelsoPrincess Dancer, by Sue LangeNimu s Tale, by Madeleine E RobinsRicky Cowlicky, by Maya Kaathryn BohnhoffLittle Red in the Hood, by Irene RadfordAround a CampfireHero Monster, by Amy Sterling CasilTo Ride Beyond the Wide World s End, by Judith TarrTurnabout, by Deborah J Ross

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    1. Beyond Grimm a broad catch-all for stories of all sorts of flavors – humor, traditional, horror, adult, teen – that was probably intended as a something-for-everyone publication. I personally would have enjoyed it more if the editors had picked fewer flavors and specialized just with them. Any of the stories in this analogy are likely to appeal to a given reader; one single reader is unlikely to find all or even many of these stories appealing. I find it a pity that as an ebook it's unlikely [...]

    2. This is a collection of fairy tales, folklore, mythology stories that range from humorous, light, classic format, to new imaginings. My actual rating is 3.5 out of 5.The light-hearted "Hair Raising" by Pati Nagle modernizes Rapunzel; this is no damsel in distress here. 3 out of 5."No Newt Taxes" by Patricia Rice is a biting satire of current political events and attitudes. The weakness here is that Rice came up with clever puns (No Newt Taxes) but it never quite fit into the story, which otherwi [...]

    3. I should preface this review by stating short stories have to be pretty spectacular for me to really like them. So maybe I was just the wrong audience for a short story anthology - but on the other hand, I am the perfect audience because I love fairy tale retellings.I had two main problems with this anthology: 1) the caliber of the stories, and 2) the disjointed nature of the book. There were a few stories I did enjoy while reading them, but overall none were very memorable. I honestly can't rem [...]

    4. This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.Beyond Grimm, edited by Deborah J. Ross and Phyllis Irene Radford, joins a growing list of anthologies in which contemporary authors take on ancient fairy tales and give them a modern twist. As with all such anthologies, some stories are better than others; this particular volume comes to us (in e-book form only) from Book View Cafe, which is described as "a professional authors' cooperative offering DRM-free ebooks in multiple formats to [...]

    5. I am a huge fan of fairy tale retellings and was really looking forward to reading darker versions of the classic fairy tales. As always with short story anthologies, I loved some and disliked others. For Beyond Grimm: Tales Newly Twisted, I found myself enjoying most of the stories, however. As the title suggests, these stories are for those who enjoy more twisted, darker tales. It is even better that many are based off popular children's fairy tales.Many of these authors are well established a [...]

    6. A collection of 19 tales, some satirical, some hysterical, some just a bit scary. All were entertaining (although the overtly political satire of "No Newt Taxes" was wearying to me). Settings in the collection range widely from modern to medieval (or older).I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys retellings of fairy tales and folklore. Personally, I love to see what inventiveness an author can apply to a familiar story.Because of the wide variety of writing styles and content, I would [...]

    7. Anthologies are always a mixture of stories, so there is usually at least one story I like. That was the way with this collection - there were only one or two stories I liked. Some of them started well or seemed to have good ideas but lost what ever it was they had pretty quickly. If your looking for twisted fairy tales, there are others who do it better.

    8. This collection of stories ranged from fun and imaginative to extremely predictable. There were stories that I was quite bored with, and stories that I really enjoyed. A really mixed collection.

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