Monday, August 17, 2009

A Wolf At the Door - and Other Retold Fairy Tales

Buy It Now!

Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

I've recently found a new love in the fantasy world - and that's anthologies of short stories! I enjoy them for many reasons, the top two being because I find new authors this way, and because it encourages me to stretch my own wings as a writer. Much more so than reading full length books because I feel like, at this point in time, the short story format is something I'm much more able to write.

"A Wolf in the Door" provides a bunch of stories inspired by traditional fairy tales, but written with new twists! Most of them will be familiar to the average reader, and some of them come from the traditions of other cultures that you may not be as familiar with. There are 13 different stories in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them!

I'm not sure I can pick out a favorite from this anthology. I love traditional stories that I grew up on, and I've always loved it when people "play" with giving old stories new twists. So I simply loved this book!


Meri Greenleaf said...

Ooo, this book sounds really interesting! I like retelling of fairy tales, so I'll have to check this one out. :)

Anonymous said...

I remember getting anthologies of fantasy from the library - until I started getting the same ones over and over again (I never made a list of ones I'd read and hadn't read). Eventually, I discovered that I'd read them all...

And I love fairy tales - all kinds from different countries. So fun and such an insight into another culture. :)

sundcarrie said...

That sounds really good.