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In contemporary America an un named college student sets out on an obsessive journey of discovery to collect and record the life stories of total strangers The interviews that follow have echoes of another far famous literary journey undertaken long ago and in another worldDrawing on the original unexpurga. I d initially thought that this collection of short stories was going to be very strong on the fantasy element but while it s clear that these are all fairytale retellings all the stories are realistic with only hints of magic scattered throughout which was in itself expertly doneThe stories are as follows Interview 4 4 stars Unsurprisingly this was the one I loved immediately since Cinderella was amongst my favorite tales growing up even though it was the simplest one It s also the one that completely sucked me in from the start and I read the first 40% of the collection because of this one starter story Amazing Interview 9 5 stars This got a bit political So of course I was going to love it Here is where the the fairytale the magic and the contemporary setting blended perfectly Interview 15 4 stars I absorbed this one like a breath of fresh air There was so much beauty and so much ugliness It was a pleasure Interview 17 4 stars The ending of this one really surprised me and while I don t think it s too original at this point I mean come on it s 2016 and there are many plots that ve utilized this twist but I still have to hand it to the author to keep me on the edge of my seat throughout Interview 26 3 stars This one was new and difficult to relate to a fairytale but I still enjoyed it I d guessed something even darker for Thomas then what was given so unfortunately this was the story I liked the least though not by much obviously Interview 42 5 stars Snow White is a boy And he is gay And I loved itWould highly recommend this collection to newer readers of magical realism fairytale retellings or short story collections It s made for you to slip into a dark but delicious little secrets

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New World Fairy Tales

Ted tales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm six of their most famous works are re imagined in the rich and endlessly varied landscapes of contemporary AmericaFrom the glass towers of Manhattan to the remoteness of the Blue Ridge mountains; from the swamps of Louisiana to the jaded glamour of Hollywood N. Any Fairy Tale retellings are fine by me and when you set them in modern day America it just adds something a little extra to the mix and I found this book to be a fabulous little read around 150 pages that offers something very different it was fascinating trying to work out the original fairy tale some are easier to work out than others and the messages from each story were also very relevant to the times we re living in The mix of characters and settings also worked so well and were often very edgy and very inventive

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Ew World Fairy Tales reclaims the fairy tale for the modern adult audience A haunting blend of romance and realism these stripped back narratives of human experience are the perfect read for anyone who has read their child a bedtime fairy story and wondered who ever said these were stories meant for childr. 35 starsA really interesting collection of short stories inspired by fairy tales set in the modern day The way I hear people talk about this collection I expected there to be of a connection between stories and supernaturalfantastical elements but I was let down in that department I did enjoy some stories than others the second one was probably my favourite just because of how uncomfortable it made me feel as well as the 3rd one set in a cabin that was really cute but I feel the formatting of short stories made all of them really approachable and easy to read I m going to do a uick rundown of which fairy tales I read the stories as being influenced by because some were difficult view spoiler1 Cinderella2 Three little pigs3 this is where it got me rapunzelbeauty and the beast4 jack and the beanstalk 5 rumplestiltskin was my guess but i ve seen some people also say rapunzel the whole name thing felt really significant with the baby so i went with rumplestiltskin6 snow white hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “New World Fairy Tales

  1. says:

    I’d initially thought that this collection of short stories was going to be very strong on the fantasy element but while it’s clear that these are all fairytale retellings all the stories are realistic with only hints of magic scattered throughout—which was in itself expertly doneThe stories are as follows♥ Interview #4 4 stars Uns

  2. says:

    I’ve read uite a few collections of fairytale retellings in recent months and this one is among the best It’s rare for me to read a short story collection and enjoy every story and this is one of the few times that it has happened Parkin does an incredible job of subverting traditional fairytale tropes and also linking them to contemporary life The collection is set up as a series of interviews done by a college student docume

  3. says:

    Surprisingly good real life stories with just a gentle touch evoking fairy tales we all know Mostly Grimm's brothers ones What's makes it even interesting although on the other hand a bit too straightforward are political and social themes running through out those stores White cops crimes on Afro Americans corporations sucking ever

  4. says:

    I was on the fence about this one I really liked the first story The second one was okay I loved the third one And then the rest were again just okay So overall I liked it hence three stars

  5. says:

    Any Fairy Tale retellings are fine by me and when you set them in modern day America it just adds something a l

  6. says:

    Gorgeous The retellings of the Three Little Pigs and Rapunzel were my favourites I really recommend this One of

  7. says:

    35 starsA really interesting collection of short stories inspired by fairy tales set in the modern day The way I hear people talk about this collection I expected there to be of a connection between stories and supernaturalfantastical elements but I was let down in that department I did enjoy some stories than others the second one was probab

  8. says:

    New world fairytales Interview #4 Loved it Cinderella is my favorite 5⭐️Had some every important and politi

  9. says:

    'New World Fairy Tales' is a collection of short stories influenced by the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales set in the ‘new world’—chronologically as well as geographically It is also the winner of Salt’s 2011 Scott Prize for a debut collection of short stories I must confess that I didn’t have high expectations—it seemed a rather hackneyed concept; what could possibly be extracted from these stories that hasn’t already been expl

  10. says:

    This book contains six short stories ostensibly based on individual Grimm's fairy tales but with a twist A big hard twisted twist Not all of the tales are actually from Grimm's by the way despite whatever maketing hype or other reviewers might say This isn't a bad thing by any means just a little complex than the simpler statement The tales are also ostensibly based on a series of interviews with assorted fairy tale char