Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Snow White, Blood Red

Snow White, Blood Red is edited by Terri Datlow and Ellen Windling. This is a collection of fairy tales re-written for adults. It seems that when the authors, who are fabulous in their own right (i.e. Charles De Lint, Tanith Lee, Patricia McKillip), were asked to do work on this project they were just told to "make them for adults". This book reads like a contest to see how much sex, violence, and gore can be crammed into a beloved fairy tale. While one or two are engaging, most are filled with violence and sexual content. We cannot recommend this collection for anyone under the age of eighteen.

Ratings: Adult - 4 out of 10 - P (profanity) - V (violence) - AC (mature thematic content) - S (fairly graphic sexual content).

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