Archive for the ‘Gothic Fairy Tales’ Category

Claire sent me a copy of The Bloody Chamber last month, and I resisted opening it ’til the Angela Carter month kicked off. My previous experience with Angela Carter’s short stories collection wasn’t great, so despite the great things I’ve read about this collection, I was ever so slightly ambivalent about it. Nonetheless, my fears […]


I stumbled upon The Robber Bridegroom in a second hand bookstore, and was intrigued immediately, by the  quote on the cover: A Gothic fairy tale set in the eighteenth century Mississippi. I like Gothic fairy tales, most of the time, and this was no exception. It had all the key ingredients, worthy of a Grimm […]


I’ll say it, right at the very outset. Straight. This is one of the best books I’ve ever read, and, believe it or not, the cover is equally fantastic. I did judge the book by its cover, and I am still astounded by how incredible this book is, and I can continue staring at its cover […]



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