Saturday, July 02, 2005

REVIEW: Red as Blood: Or Tales From the Sisters Grimmer by Tanith Lee

Date Started: Monday, June 6, 2005
Date Finished: Friday, July 1, 2005
My BookCrossing Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

As mentioned, I read these stories in between other books I was reading. I liked some of them better than others. My favorites were the last three: "Wolfland", "Black as Ink", and "Beauty" the best, perhaps as they occurred more in this day and age and I'm not a huge fan of historical stories. And I also thought "The Golden Rope", the one with the Witch and The Prince of Darkness statue, was pretty good too.

I can't say that I could place each of them to a fairy tale myself. The only ones I could do this for were Red as Blood (Snow White), When the Clock Strikes (Cinderella), Wolfland (Little Red Riding Hood), and Beauty (Beauty and the Beast), only 4 of the 9.

Still, I appreciated this book for what it was, and though I didn't like the beginning stories as much, am glad I stuck with it and found the later ones much better.

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