The Dark of the Woods: Fairy Tales for Modern Times
The Dark of the Woods Fairy Tales for Modern Times Author:Ellen Datlow (Editor), Terri Windling (Editor) New twists on old classics! Twenty-one award-winning fantasy and science fiction writers have transformed traditional fairy tales and legends...including Snow White, Cinderella, Ali Baba, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, plus many more...into stories that are completely original, yet tantalizingly familiar. Discover... more » some of the strangest, funniest and, at times, darkest and most disturbing fairy tales you've never read. Tales retold by: Michael Cadnum; Bruce Coville; Nancy Farmer; Gregory Frost; Neil Gaiman; Nina Kiriki Hoffman; Kathe Koja; Tanith Lee; Kelly Link; Gregory Maguire; Patricia A. McKillip; Lois Metzger; Garth Nix; Christopher Rowe; Delia Sherman; Will Shetterly; Midori Snyder; Katherine Vaz; Janeen Webb; Jane Yolan and Pat York.« less
I love fairy tales, but I love re-imagined fairy tales more. Therefore, I had high hopes for this book. I wouldn't say I was disappointed, just not as thrilled as I hoped to be.
There were some stories that I really enjoyed, and some that I forced myself to read through hoping desperately they would get better as I went along. Some were funny, a couple were thought-provoking--overall it was a pleasant feel=good read.