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    (The Witch And Other Tales Re Told) PDF î Jean Thompson Jean Thompson Í 5 Read I received an advance copy of this book from NetgalleycomI love Fairy Tales and re telling of fairy tales too These 8 stories were so different in writing I had to check that it was not a compilation by different authors Too many of the following stories I was surprised when all of a sudden I had to look to see t

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    (The Witch And Other Tales Re Told) PDF î Jean Thompson This book is composed of eight short stories which were inspired by fairy tales Some of the stories I was able to

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    Read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Í Jean Thompson Jean Thompson Í 5 Read (The Witch And Other Tales Re Told) PDF î Jean Thompson An imaginative and entertaining re telling of fairy tales giving them a modern day setting while staying true to the outline of the tale itself A few I did not recognize but the first s a re telling of Hansel and Greta usin

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    (The Witch And Other Tales Re Told) PDF î Jean Thompson I am a complete and total sucker for a re told fairy tale so it's probably not surprising that I enjoyed this collection Even without the fairy tale connection the stories stand on their own I would usually start a story asking myself what it was based on then get so immersed in the writing that I forgot to wonder about it until the end

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    (The Witch And Other Tales Re Told) PDF î Jean Thompson These were great short stories that most of them I had heard of before Some had a different spin to them and others were brand new to me I enjoyed these some better than others obviously But all in all still a gr

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    (The Witch And Other Tales Re Told) PDF î Jean Thompson Read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Í Jean Thompson Summary The Witch And Other Tales Re Told Fairy tales carry us back to a primordial kind of attention the attention we gave the world when everything was “for the

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Summary The Witch And Other Tales Re Told

Read The Witch And Other Tales Re Told ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Great fairy tales are not always stories designed for children The lurking wolf in Little Red Riding Hood the gingerbread house that lures Hansel and Gretel the beauty asleep in her castle these fables represent some of our deepest most primeval fears and satisfy our longing for good to win out over evil preferably in the most. SPOILERS22 This is a book of short stories fairy tales retold into realistic the first one was at least stories of modern life As each story is individual I will review them individuallyThe first story was The Witch and it was a retelling of Hansel and Gretel with the witch played by an old woman who takes in foster kids The children are Jo and Kerry whose father neglects them daily by leaving them in the car alone for hours while he spends his days in a bar They try to find their way home but end up getting picked up by the DCFS Department of ChildrenFamily Services who place them with the witch while they try to work things out with the children s fatherI thought this was a very intelligent way of telling the Hansel and Gretel story with a realistic spin on it This kind of thing happens all the time if you believe what SVU tells you children removed from their family home because the parents are deemed to be unfit they re placed in a foster home but are mistreated by their new family even worse than before To be continuedThe second story was Inamorata a retelling of Cinderella from the guy s point of view The original story of Cinderella is complicated here by the fact that the prince has permanent brain damage from a car accident when he was a child that has left him with random memory blackouts Every so often he will suddenly lose time and find himself in a different location or situation than where he was only moments before The story follows his attempts to find the girl who left her shoe behind and left him feeling inordinately happy for reasons he can t remember To be continuedThe third story was Candy and I believe it was Red Riding Hood It didn t really bear that much similarity to the original tale except that in a couple of scenes she was on her way to Grandma s house and the final words of the story were that she was going to gobble him up alive So she starts off the story as innocent Red Riding Hood but by the time it was finished she had become the wolf An interesting take on the story To be continuedThe fourth story was Faith and was The Pied Piper I didn t like it nearly as much the previous three because of the strong religious overtones The story revolved around a priest and the church he was in charge of and his misgivings relating to a land agent who was taking most of the town s children away to begin a new settlement I don t really know the story of The Pied Piper but this didn t end with the Piper as the bad guy as I would have imagined it would The children weren t killed by the Piper it was a band of brigands who slaughtered them and took all the supplies they had been carrying with them to the new settlement To be continued32 The fifth story was clearly Goldilocks and the Three Bears from the title Three onwards I didn t find it particularly interesting It read a bit like a family drama in which nothing much happened The mother leaves one night after having had enough of the father We then spend some pages learning about each of the three bears the children she left behind It becomes clear over a slightly disastrous Thanksgiving dinner that the father wants the mother to come back although he hadn t made any effort to reason with her prior to this disastrous dinner Each of the children make an attempt to draw her back to the family but only the youngest thinks of going to see her She agrees that she has missed the family even the father and that it s time she came home but the child decides that he will stay away that it s his turn to have time away from the father A bit slow and boring To be continuedThe sixth story s origin was a mystery to me until the very end Finally I realised it was a truly twisted version of Rumplestiltskin It becomes obvious why an overprotective father is so worried about all the things that could happen to his teenage daughter because he knows what drunk teenage boys are capable of and now the savage acts of his past have come back to haunt him A good story with a bit of a mystery working out where the fairy tale came into things and what made the father so paranoid about what might happen to his daughter It played on a number of my own fears and I completely side with the father he had very good reasons for his paranoia To be continuedThe seventh story s origin was even of a mystery than the last one I m still not sure whether I guessed right Cinderella An ordinary woman Edie is plucked out of her normal life by a rich intellectual man Milo who treats like a ueen compared to the deadbeat guys she s used They marry and she s happy to begin with but he is evasive about many parts of his past and tries to keep his numerous ex wives secret She becomes suspicious and manages to get into his locked study using the old credit card trick While he s away on business she gets into his computer and finds evidence that show exactly how many women he s been hiding from her and the fact that not all of them are in his past When he gets back from his business trip and realises what she s done he becomes enraged and threatening she escapes into his study and locks herself inside while she does further investigating eventually Skypeing his first wife He manages to break down the study door and she turns the computer around so his first wife can attempt to calm him down through Skype Unfortunately he hasn t looked after himself and his cholesterolblood pressure are dangerously high add that to the conniption he s worked himself into and he dies of a heart attack with his ex wife still watching through Skype At the end Edie realises that she would be far happier living the life she was born into middle class Clearly Cinderella doesn t always want to be rescued sometimes she s happy in her middle class situation To be continued42 The last story was definitely my favourite A woman Ellen who has had some mental health issues that involved her hallucinating a sexual relationship between herself and the local reverend One of her five sisters Sheila lives with her in order to keep a watch over her make sure she s taking her meds and not having any relapses One day a stray dog is found outside their house and despite Sheila s protests about the risk of fleas or rabies Ellen adopts him and names him Prince Ellen and Prince get closer and closer over the next few days Prince starts out sleeping on the porch is then moved to the basement then the kitchen and finally Ellen s bed Prince defends Ellen from some mean neighbourhood kids and they promise retribution One day after a trip around the block in her father s car with Prince her first attempt to drive in many years Sheila confronts Ellen as she s getting out This is the moment the neighbourhood kids decide to exact their revenge shooting Sheila dead All this time since almost their first meeting Prince has been talking to Ellen To start with Ellen thinks she s hallucinating again and tries to ignore what she s hearing Eventually it becomes clear and Prince admits that Ellen isn t hallucinating that there s some kind of magic going on This is the only story that involves any kind of real magic but it was the inclusion of a wonderful dog who needed help then going on to help his human that made this my favourite I have no idea what fairy tale this originates from Anyone got any ideasLooking at some of the other reviewsratings I m in the minority in that I really enjoyed these retellings of classic fairy tales I m giving this 35 stars but I m feeling generous so I ve rounded up to four If you like fairy tale retellings I recommend you give this a goPopSugar 2015 Reading Challenge A Book of Short Stories

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Read The Witch And Other Tales Re Told ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free En try to find their way home adults cursed by past unspeakable acts are fated to experience their own horror in the present and true love or is it enchantment conuers all The Witch and Other Tales Re Told is a haunting and deeply entertaining collection showcasing the inimitable Thompson at the height of her storytelling prowe. Who doesn t love fairytale retellings It amazes me how many times the human mind can come up with different sides of the same story and retell it differently Maybe this was my problem with The Witch Other Tales Re Told Having my mind set on fairytale retellings I was expected to see some sort of resemblance but after I finished yet another disappointing story I wanted to break my Kindle How many stories you say I heard there were eight I barely finished the first three Yup I physically could not make myself read any After every ending all my face said was wtfHope this helps to some people I m still trying to figure out what Candy was based on and what was the point of the story

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Read The Witch And Other Tales Re Told ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Gruesome way possible In this captivating new collection critically acclaimed author Jean Thompson takes the classic fairy tale and brings it into the modern age with stories that capture the magic and horror in everyday life The downtrodden prevail appearances deceive and humility and virtue triumph in The Witch as lost childr. I am a complete and total sucker for a re told fairy tale so it s probably not surprising that I enjoyed this collection Even without the fairy tale connection the stories stand on their own I would usually start a story asking myself what it was based on then get so immersed in the writing that I forgot to wonder about it until the end

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • The Witch And Other Tales Re Told
  • Jean Thompson
  • English
  • 03 September 2020
  • 9780399170584