Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Once Upon A Time

I've been devouring fairy tale anthologies of late--mostly edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow. Their anthologies are modern interpretations of the old tales and they're not for the faint of heart.

If you like folk and fairy tales, here are some of Windling and Datlow's collections that I've enjoyed :

The Beastly Bride . . . stories about shapechangers (like werewolves)

Coyote Road . . . trickster stories

The Green Man . . . stories of the ancient forest

The Faery Reel . . . fairy stories

Currently, I'm reading books from their older anthology series which takes stories like Cinderella and Snow White and reinterprets them:

Snow White, Blood Red
Black Thorn, White Rose
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears
Black Swan, White Raven (reading)
Silver Birch, Blood Moon (read)
Black Heart, Ivory Bones (read)

Reading all these fairy tales makes me want to go adventuring in the Black Forest, but it'd probably be safer to eat some Black Forest Cake instead.

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