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The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

No matter what they all say...

I loved it! yes, as a teen I still do love those dreamy, fairytales that you can get lost in. But in Block's way of telling the stories you can look at them in a different view, knowing there is a happily ever after in your own state of mind, not in a nonrealistic book....
I loved it! yes, as a teen I still do love those dreamy, fairytales that you can get lost in. But in Block's way of telling the stories you can look at them in a different view, knowing there is a happily ever after in your own state of mind, not in a nonrealistic book. I think people could relate to at least one of the nine stories in some way, shape, or form. I loved this book, and not once did i ever think of the story literally, I tried to imagine the story deep within the text.

posted by Anonymous on February 25, 2006

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Way to ruin all the best fairy tales, Francesca Lia Block.

It was horrible! Her demented and perverted mind bent all the beautiful stories I know and love into horrible mangled pieces of garbage. I don't think it's creative, intelligent, or 'artsy' in any way. It's complete garbage. Forgive me for not being particularly mov...
It was horrible! Her demented and perverted mind bent all the beautiful stories I know and love into horrible mangled pieces of garbage. I don't think it's creative, intelligent, or 'artsy' in any way. It's complete garbage. Forgive me for not being particularly moved by bestiality and drug abuse, never mind that she completely negates the seriousness of rape and encourages promiscuity. She's filth, as far as I'm concerned. The only use for this book is kindling or potty training a new puppy.

posted by Anonymous on February 16, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2006

    Ok

    I didn't think this book was that good. I mean, it had description and good images, but it didn't appeal to me that much. There was swearing, drugs, rape, and many other things that I think shouldn't have been there. But overall it was ok.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2013

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    At times, this book was truly wonderful, a unique perspective on

    At times, this book was truly wonderful, a unique perspective on some of our most famous fairy tales such as Snow White, Thumbelina and Beauty and the Beast. I was enchanted and could have recommended this book to young adults. It might have provided them with an alternative read to embrace.
    Then the swear words and references to drugs and alcohol began. I realize that some men and women choose to revel in this culture, destroying themselves and others around them. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t expose our youth to these cold, bitter alternatives. The lovely cover belies the treachery found within. I regret selecting this book and wish the author would have stuck to the good road instead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2005

    sucky

    i read only 3 stories the book was so weird i hated it it made ne sense to me at all i dont think ill read any books writen by her again.

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