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Summary Û Lies Knives and Girls in Red Dresses 105 Ó [Reading] ➹ Lies Knives and Girls in Red Dresses ➯ Ron Koertge – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Yes it's blue and Yes it tickles and Yeshe's had a lot of wivesand nobody knows what happened to thembut he's fun at the party and omigodthat castleOnce upon a time a strunBe swallowed whole You see Ron Koertge knows what really happened to all those wolves and maidens ogres and orphans kings and piglets of fairy tales and he knows about the Ever After So come Knives and Girls in Red MOBI #8608 closer he wants to whisper in your ear. If you like your fairy tales warm and chaste with no pesky disturbing sexual undertones then dear God in heaven run from this book as fast as your innocent little legs will carry youRon Koertge re imagines a whole herd of fairy tales in wildy creative free verse diddies Some will make you suirm Some will make you laugh out loud Some will make you wish you had some penicillin All of them are inspired little explosions of uniue craft that do not play nicely At allThe fairy tales aren't for children any concept is not new but rarely has it been boiled down into a lean mean outburst of disobedient glee like it is here I've re read Red Riding Hood Home at Last Tells Her Mother What Happened over and over again and snorted with delight every time yes that is incredibly unflattering imagery I just used but so be it it's true Memoirs of the Beast tantalizes with its longing over things lost after the happily ever after with Beauty Hansel and Gretel is a nasty little thing and awesome for it and The Frog Prince is just a wonderfully evil little trifle about the hypocrisy of sexual objectificationThis kind of thing is certainly not for everyone But for those intrigued by the idea of a first rate poet remixing fairy tales into throbbing little tales of hidden desires or at the very least bringing those latent feelings already present in fairy tales to the forefront with a wicked sense of humor and a dark dark heart this will do the trick

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Yes it's blue and Yes it tickles and Girls PDFEPUB #193 and Yeshe's had a lot of wivesand nobody knows what happened to thembut he's fun at the party and omigodthat castleOnce upon a time a strung out match girl sold CDs Lies Knives PDFEPUBto stoners Twelve impetuo. When I came across this one in my preparations for Fairy Tale Fortnight I was immediately struck by the dark and direct tone of the cover and took it as an indication of the tales found inside In some ways this is what I got the retellings are gritty and dark and very pared down stripped of any residual fairy dust and ball gowns Koertge plays on the original tales in all their dark and twisted glory but he also plays with our Disneyfied modern expectationsBut even though Koertge did sort of give me what I was expecting it somehow managed to not be uite what I wanted The book is very brief tackling 23 different tales in less than 100 pages including illustrations and title pages for each story  This means each story averages about 2 pages of well spaced text or free verse and this means Koertge only has the space of a few blinks of the eye to make an impression with each story blink and it's overI will say I think Koertge certainly tried to create memorable concrete images that would linger with the reader plunging straight into the heart of each with a wry jaded style There's also a really good mix of well known and little known tales and Koertge changes up the narration slightly in each tale But even the narration at its most different like Little Red's vapid prattling still has a sameness to it Some readers will appreciate this and feel the sardonic tone running throughout is the thread that holds it all together Other readers like myself will feel that what the book really needs is a shake up The stories different as they are originally blend one into the next in Koertge's hands and in the end I would have been hard pressed to tell you what happened in which and how if at all the narrators differedThere just weren't any stand outs Maybe it's because of my admitted immersion in fairy tales maybe others who pick this up on a passing fancy who don't read and breathe fairy tales will find this fresh but I felt like I'd seen it all before This isn't necessarily bad on its own because these are retellings after all so of course I've seen it before but if you're going to put forth these little gem retellings every effort needs to be made to make each and every one memorable in its own way And when they're verse on top of that well every little bit of space matters No word should be wasted; they should all serve a purpose I know I hold things like this to a high standard but there should be  something some turn of phrase or image or pleasing sound to the language itself that makes each story stand on its own Instead these felt oh god you have no idea how much it pains me to write this amateurish I cringe to write that I really do but the stories felt like writing prompts or Creative Writing 101 exercises And in the end whether because of their style or brevity I uickly forgot themSo maybe others won't feel this way I don't know Maybe people who don't eat sleep and breathe fairy tales and who haven't read a flipping shit ton of short story retellings that take very similar tones and tacks to the ones in this book but do so better will find this collection fresh and entertaining At the very least it's easily read in 1 sitting so I would advise those who are considering picking it up to actually pick it up and flip through a few stories first they're all pretty much the same so if you like one you'll probably like them allAnd if instead you're looking for short fairy tale retellings with a variety of stories styles and twists I cannot recommend enough the fairy tale anthology series edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow Especially Silver Birch Blood Moon which I adore

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Lies Knives and Girls in Red DressesUs sisters escaped Daddy’s clutches to jiggle and cavort and wear out their shoes Bluebeard's latest wife discovered she'd married a serial killer And Little Red Riding Hood confessed that she kind of wanted to know Knives and Girls PDFEPUB #187 what it's like to. I love fairytalesI love retellingsI love short storiesI love free verseI love silhouettesI did not love this book I wanted to so badly to dive into this and suee with dark horror delight but it just wasn't for me I found the bits to be something I've seen before And some of this just seemed thrown together Rushed That's not saying that it's bad that's just saying that I'm picky I just never got that WOW moment The pictures throughout the book are very nice In my opinion if you are looking for a short fairytale retelling with a poetic side you should check out The Rose and the Beast Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia BlockI will give you a warning This book shouldn't be read by young ones that you don't want to hear cussing or sexual references While I understand this is YA the cover might make the little ones think it's for them