Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Terrible Tales

This collection of fractured fairy tales from iUniverse Publishing, a retelling of several popular, children’s fairy tales, includes such characters as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, but they might be rather hard to recognize in their alter-ego forms. “Terrible Tales”, by iUniverse published author Felicitatus Miserius, received four stars from the Clarion Review and the Kirkus Star from Kirkus Book Reviews. This earns it a special place in the iUniverse Book Reviews website. “Terrible Tales” is available at the iUniverse Bookstore.

Clarion Review – “Terrible Tales” (4 Stars)

“Each of the stories retains enough of the traditional version to be easily recognizable, but the familiar main characters are cast in a wholly unfavorable light. Cinderella is a spoiled brat whose mother dies of despair over her daughter’s behavior. Greedy Little Red Riding Hood and her granny love to stuff themselves full of food while hungry peasants and animals watch. The three pigs are amateur bombers who end up doing themselves in with their explosive habit, and Rapunzel, Hansel, and Gretel are transformed into similarly distasteful characters. Fans of dark comedy in the style of Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket will delight in these wicked alter egos.”

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