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    Fairy tales transformed victims turned victimizers mythologies mixed and matched Christianity made pagan the subtext of fables become the actual text Silken prose and disturbing undercurrents.I first read this at age 13 or 14, back when it was initially published in the early 80s I still remember the hard look my mother gave me when I asked her to buy it for me the glance down at the tawdry cheesy cover the almost shrug and finally the I ll read this after you ve finished It became on Fairy tales transformed victims turned victimizers mythologies mixed and matched Christianity made pagan the subtext of fables become the actual text Silken prose and disturbing undercurrents.I first read this at age 13 or 14, back when it was initially published in the ear...


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    The common thread binding the nine stories five previously published in various magazines of this collection is that they re all re imagined fairy tales, and all of them are of high literary quality but otherwise they exhibit a wide variety Lee wasn t well served by the jacket copy, or by the above description, both of which tend to sensationalize these stories, under stress their emotional complexity, and paint an exaggerated image of grimness Only two of the tales could justly be called The common thread binding the nine stories five previously published in various magazines of this collection is that they re all re imagined fairy tales, and all of them are of high literary quality but otherwise they exhibit a wide variety Lee wasn t well served by the jacket copy, or by the above description, both of which tend to sensationalize these stories, under stress their emotional complexity, and paint an exaggerated image of grimness Only two of the tales could justly be called horrific, and Lee s fertile imagination isn t fiendish, in any reductive sense it embraces the upbeat and beautiful as often as the dark and tragic an...


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    At the head of the stem there blossomed a rose slender as a tulip, its petals a pale and singing green There were no thorns, or rather only one and that metaphysical, if quite unbearably penetrating. I adored Tanith Lee s Biting the Sun, and I m always a fan of fairytale retellings, so I randomly picked this one up from the library It s mingled fantasy science fiction, with versions of the familiar stories that are ever so slightly askew, or play around with perspective so that the heroes are At the head of the stem there blossomed a rose slender as a tulip, its petals a pale and singing green There were no thorns, or rather only one and that metaphysical, if quite unbearably penetrating. I adored Tanith Lee s Biting the Sun, and I m always a fan of fairytale retellings, so I randomly picked this one up from the library It s mingled fantasy science fiction, with versions of the familiar stories that are ever so slightly askew, or play around with perspective so that the heroes are the villains the villains are the heroes Part of the delight was wading partway through a story and trying to guess figure out which fairytale it is.My favourites were Red As Blood Snow White turned on its head, and very reminiscent of Neil Gaiman s marvelously disturbing Sno...


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    If I hadn t read Angela Carter s The Bloody Chamber first I think I would have liked this even better As it is, it feelsuneven than Carter s work and probably unfairly suffers from dealing with the same material, which is rewritten and re imaged fairy tales Carter also has apowerful take on the old Beauty and the Beast theme, I think.There are still a couple of really good stories in this collection, among them being the Snow White as a vampire and the evil stepmother as the good C If I hadn t read Angela Carter s The Bloody Chamber first I think I would have liked this even better As it is, it feelsuneven than Carter s work and probably unfairly suffers from dealing with the same material, which is rewritten and re imaged fairy tales Carter also has apowerful take on the old Beauty and the Beast theme, I think.There are still a couple of really good stories in this collection, among them being the Snow White as a vampire and the evil stepmother as the good Christian, but the one that really stands out head and shoulders over the rest is Wolfland where Lee r...


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    This collection of fairy tale retellings contains 10 stories ranging in length from traditional short stories to near novella length pieces, all varying in quality as well as in styles, from standard fantasy to Sci Fi to steampunk and horror gothic Tanith Lee is a really inventive author with one of the most daring imaginations out there.Each story appealed to me in different ways, and so despite giving the book an overall rating that shows in the tag, it doesn t apply to each story, because so This collection of fairy tale retellings contains 10 stories ranging in length from traditional short stories to near novella length pieces, all varying in quality as well as in styles, from standard fantasy to Sci Fi to steampunk and horror gothic Tanith Lee is a really inventive author with one of the most daring imaginations out there.Each story appealed to me in different ways, and so despite giving the book an overall rating that shows in the tag, it doesn t apply to each story, because some got five stars whereas others got only one from me In...


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    For the last couple of years I have been focusing on includingshort fiction in my reading routine Likewise, I have been trying to go back to readingfantasy and science fiction, two genres I devoured in my teens and early twenties but have gotten away from in recent years Red as Blood by Tanith Lee fits both categories as it s a collection of retold fairy tales, each one with a dark twist.The stories are based on the Grimm brothers tales but given a feminist focus The Grimm storie For the last couple of years I have been focusing on includingshort fiction in my reading routine Likewise, I have been trying to go back to readingfantasy and science fiction, two genres I devoured in my teens and early twenties but have gotten away from in recent years Red as Blood by Tanith Lee fits both categories as it s a collection of retold fairy tales, each one with a dark twist.The stories are based on the Grimm brothers tales but given a feminist focus The Grimm stories do t...


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    LMAO, I really liked all of these It should probably be renamed Princesses Behaving Badly by Dabbling in the Dark Arts and Worshiping Satan.


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    EDIT, just bought my own copy to reread Tanith Lee retells nine fairy tales in this darkly delicious collection Part of her magic is, what she does, stripping out details and ignoring rules of grammar when it suits her, work perfectly in her hands, but in the hands of a lesser writer would be as clunky and amateurish as a6th grader s essay on How I Spent My Summer Vacation But Lee s so good I m tempted to eat her books in hopes of absorbing some of her writing ability.Excuse me now while I gus EDIT, just bought my own copy to reread Tanith Lee retells nine fairy tales in this darkly delicious collection Part of her magic is, what she does, stripping out details and ignoring rules of grammar when it suits her, work perfectly in her hands, but in the hands of a lesser writer would be as clunky and amateurish as a6th grader s essay on How I Spent My Summer Vacation But Lee s so good I m tempted to eat her books in hopes of absorbing some of her writing ability.Excuse me now while I gush Paid Piper retelling of The Pied Piper of HamelinIn which the Pied Piper is played by Jesus Christ, who has moved far away from the whole lamb and love theme His price of the your children here is much, much cruel than the original version Oddly, I didn t agree with his point that the villagers needed to be less concerned with money andapprecia...


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    original post Books Are My LoversRed As Blood is a dark retelling of the famous fairytale Snow White In this story, Tanith Lee created a very vivid and eerie depiction of the tale with the Evil Queen as the center of it all In her version, the Queen is not evil In fact she is a good witch Snow White here is named Bianca, a princess with a very mysterious and dark disposition who hates to go out of the castle before dusk, with skin as white as snow and lips as red as blood And for an eerie original post Books Are My LoversRed As Blood is a dark retelling of the famous fairytale Snow White In this story, Tanith Lee created a very vivid and eerie depiction of the tale with the Evil Queen as the center of it all In her version, the Queen is not evil In fact she is a good witch Snow White here is named Bianca, a princess with a very mysterious and dark disposition who hates to go out of the castle before dusk, with skin as white as snow and lips as red as blood And for an eerie reason, the magic mirror of the Queen can see all t...


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    Tanith Lee writes wonderfully lyrical horror stories that sound like fairy tales, so it s only appropriate that she should rewrite some of the old standard This book contains When the Clock Strikes, a retelling of Cinderella which is worth the price of admission alone, andThe Princess and her Future , a heartwarming tale about a princess who marries a handsome prince who promises that I will love you for the rest of your life He keeps his word While Tanith Lee s novels can be a little Tanith Lee writes wonderfully lyrical horror stories that sound like fairy tales, so it s only appropriate that she should rewrite some of the old standard This book contains When the Clock Strikes, a retelling of Cinderella which is worth the price of admission alone, andThe Princess and he...


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Red as Blood, or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer How Would It Be If Snow White Were The Real Villain The Wicked Queen Just A Sadly Maligned Innocent What If Awakening The Sleeping Beauty Should Be The Mistake Of A Lifetime Of Several Lifetimes What If The Famous Folk Tales Were Retold With An Eye To Horrific Possibilities Only Tanith Lee Could Do Justice To It In RED AS BLOOD, She Displays Her Soaring Imagination At Its Most Fantastically Mischievous Not For Nothing Was The Title Story Named As A Nebula Nominee Not For Nothing Was The Author Of THE BIRTHGRAVE THE STORM LORD Called By New York S Village Voice, Goddess Empress Of The Hot Read Here Are The World Famous Tales Of Such As The Brothers Grimm As They Might Have Been Retold By The Sisters Grimmer Fairy Tales For Children Not On Your Life Contents Paid Piper 1981 Red As Blood 1979 Thorns 1972 When The Clock Strikes 1980 The Golden Rope 1983 The Princess And Her Future 1983 Wolfland 1980 Black As Ink 1983 Beauty 1983