Sunday, August 23, 2009

“Troll’s Eye View” Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terry Windling

Why I read it: There was a review on Salon, and I like many of the authors.

Bookmark: Library receipt

Tastes Like Chicken: Stuff by the same authors

What I Liked: What I thought I would – familiar stories turned on their heads. I particularly liked the Holly Black werewolf story, the Kelly Link mashup, Nancy Farmer’s blend of Othello and Bluebeard (I always like bluebeard) and James Cadnum’s Rumplestiltskin. Of thosefour, the only one I’m not familiar with is Cadnum, so I guess I’ll have to look him up.

Not so Much: references to iPods and the like will, I think, date some of these stories quickly.

Lesson: Particularly liked how Othello worked, because it blended two stories. He had two strikes against him, and he still won, which was nice. Not so much for children, that one.

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