"Reader beware - seven fabulously reinvented fairy tales live in this book, some might bite!"
Meet seven short stories filled to overflowing with beauty and stinging ferocity, they have the ability to slink their way onto any bookshelf and make themselves right at home. Kelly Link has taken fairy tales of old, reinvented and made them her own. Each story is headed with its new title, and the original too, from Snow-White and Rose-Red through to The Musicians of Bremen. As I read, each story became its own, markedly different, fabulously distinct, yet sitting in honour to the first. These tales may settle gently in your mind, or rush in with intent, all come with a provocative edge. I adored all of them, usually in a book of short stories several favourites muscle their way forward, here each one carved space in my thoughts to reside. You will meet animals that can talk, travel into the future, and discover the darkest reaches of hell. If you adore tales of tales of wonder and imagination, magic realism or speculative fiction, in other words stories that take hold and send your thoughts soaring, then this LoveReading Star Book is for you. White Cat, Black Dog contains the most wonderful storytelling, of the deepest dark kind, and I recommend it heart and soul.
Closing date: 07/12/2023
Closing date: 10/01/2024