"The Rose and the Beast"

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"The Rose and the Beast"

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1BookNrrrd
sep 29, 2010, 5:48 pm

Just picked up The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block. It looks to have nine retellings of fairy tales. I'm a huge fan of Block's Weetzie Bat books, so I'm looking forward to her take on classic tales.

2guyalice
sep 30, 2010, 12:02 pm

One of my favorite books, very dark, very poetic. Hope you enjoy it!

3Aridy
okt 30, 2010, 12:35 am

After you read that one try Psyche In A Dress, if you have not already. Interesting modern retelling of the story of Psyche, dealing with abuse and mother daughter relationships, along with breaking the cycle of said abuse.

4BookNrrrd
dec 9, 2010, 4:34 pm

Thanks, Aridy, I've not read that one yet. I did recently read The Waters and the Wild (touchstone is not coming up for Block), a changeling story, which I enjoyed.