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Mr Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

DATE FINISHED: May 16th, 2012

RATED: **** 

SYNOPSIS:  Author St. John Fox stands accused of multiple murder – by his own muse and creation Mary Foxe. He also finds himself on the brink of divorce from his jealous wife, Daphne, who believes he is having an affair. Is St. John in love with Mary or Daphne? And does choosing one necessarily mean the end of the other? What’s a man to do?

THOUGHTS: Stories within stories, slipping times and locations, where do memories and fantasies collide and divide? If you prefer a linear narrative, this is not the book for you. Read more of this post

Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde

DATE FINISHED: July, 2011

RATED: ***

SYNOPSIS:  Have you ever considered the logistical flaws of the average fairy tale? Vivian Vande Velde has, in depth. This collection of stories presents alternative versions of Little Red Riding Hood,from various perspectives…

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Echoes by Laura Dockrill

DATE FINISHED: May, 2011

RATED: ***

SYNOPSIS:  Acollection of tales by performance poet Laura Dockrill, combining supernatural stories with contemporary versions of traditional fairy tales as well as some entirely original stories (with varying degrees of success).

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