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Some Kind of Fairy Tale

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  • Posted July 11, 2012

    At one time or another, we have all heard or read many different

    At one time or another, we have all heard or read many different children's fairy tales.  Many versions of Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, amongst others, probably could be found around most parent's houses.  Now, for some creative reason, Graham Joyce has decided to write a fairy tale for adults.  My bet is, it too will become a treasured story for adults who enjoy great writing and a story yet untold!

    A beautiful, popular teenage girl, Tara, goes missing one day , just to turn up twenty years later without aging at all.  Her rambling brother has settled down to the adult life of wife, children and work.  Her parents have become gray headed oldsters.  Her boyfriend has barely survived harassment for 'murdering her and refusing to tell anyone where her body was burried'. ----but no body , no conviction.  Yet his life and friends have changed drastically.

    Where was Tara?  How did she stay young?  Will she tell the truth, is she perhaps an imposter,  or is she just plain mentally disturbed?  And as in most many fairy tales, will love win in the end?

    So starts the beginning of this very adult, and very fascinating and fanciful 'fairy tale' that all adult readers will be talking about if they have any curiosity or imagination at all.  First book I've read by this author, but it won't be the last !

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Beautifully written and keeps your interest until the very end.

    Beautifully written and keeps your interest until the very end.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2012

    awful.

    I wanted to like this story, and for a little while I did, but it didn’t last. The story was slow, I kept wanting something to happen. I kept trying to grasp what was going on for most of the story. There were almost no happy parts; I don’t really enjoy books with no happy parts.

    Some Kind Of Fairy Tale has lots of graphically described sex scenes, especially when Tara talks about Fairy. They added pretty much nothing to the story.

    I would not recommend this story. Even if you like Fairy Tales or books about Fairies, this just wasn’t all that good. I would not have wasted my time reading this book had I known what would happen in it and how it would end.


    I received this book as an ARC. I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist you in recognizing books that you might enjoy.

    Please read more of my reviews on my blog: sarahereads(dot)wordpress(dot)com

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Wonderful story

    I agree with the first reviewer..I look forward to reading all his books. I read this one in a day..

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Great read

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    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2015

    This book was very different for me. I wasn't expecting the stor

    This book was very different for me. I wasn't expecting the story to go how it did at all but I greatly enjoyed it!

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