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Human Tales

Human Tales

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by Jennifer Brozek, Seanan McGuire, Alma Alexander
     
 
Be Wary and Beware....

There are tales that every parent knows and must pass on to their child...

Tales of warning and terror...of those who break their vows and kill for no reason other than malice.

Tales of saving the lovely princess from a prince that is much less than charming...and what it takes to bring her home, of rescuing babes from parents not fit to

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Be Wary and Beware....

There are tales that every parent knows and must pass on to their child...

Tales of warning and terror...of those who break their vows and kill for no reason other than malice.

Tales of saving the lovely princess from a prince that is much less than charming...and what it takes to bring her home, of rescuing babes from parents not fit to raise them, and the reason no supernatural can truly win a bargain with such vile creatures.

These are Human Tales.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983099338
Publisher:
Dark Quest
Publication date:
04/25/2011
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
1,230,430
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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Human Tales 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Steven_Saus More than 1 year ago
Human Tales attempts to take "fairy tales" - the stories of all the bad things the mystical world perpetrates upon humans - and turn the concept on its head. These are the stories that the magical and mystical world tells to warn their children about humans. Short version: Solid B. Some really good stories, and a lot of pretty good ones. It's a bit uneven at times, and probably should not be read straight through. Several stories have small missteps, either because of the method of telling the story or because they don't have enough of a punch at the end. Despite these small flaws, it's a good anthology and worth the price of admission. A few potential triggers exist for child abuse and those who have dealt with attachment disorders. Long version: I like fairy tales. I like subversion of fairy tales. Rewritten fairy tales. Expanded fairy tales. But I also like modern storytelling techniques, and that might be where _Human Tales_ and I didn't entirely mesh. If you've read the original - and I mean the original, not the cleaned-up versions - of fairy tales, there's often a disconcerting lack of resolution to them. Things happen, there's consequences, but ... that's it. I have a strong negative reaction to that - it's a taste and style thing. Some of the stories in _Human Tales_ seem to draw on this tradition, and so I think that had something to do with why I didn't give this anthology full marks. I really enjoy short stories that hit you with a gut-wrenching punch of an ending, and as I was making up notes for this review, I noticed how many times I'd written something like "great story except not enough of a resolution at the very end". Because nearly all the writing in this anthology is very good, little stumbles (or things I don't care for personally) stood out for me. Regardless, the quality of storytelling overall makes this a volume worth picking up and reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago