Little Black Book of Stories
I have a taste for re-written fairy tales for adults so when I stumbled across this book and found it to be a collection of fairy tales written for adults, here in the 21st century, I was intrigued. It forced me over the limit my husband had “suggested” I spend at the book store but I think he knows me well enough by now to realize any limit he gives me I will invariably go over by four or five dollars.
I wasn’t, going in, expecting fairy glens and unicorns or anything like that. I was wizened up to these sorts of things back in junior high when I first discovered the genre. But, I still wasn’t quite prepared for the direction these fairy tales written for adults took. They were modern, entirely, in the first place. And, secondly, they seemed rather centered around World War II and its aftermath in the UK. Perhaps not so suprising after reading the author bio.