Free Read [Manga Book] ↠ Terribly Twisted Tales - by Martin H. Greenberg Jean Rabe Kelly Swails ✓


  • Title: Terribly Twisted Tales
  • Author: Martin H. Greenberg Jean Rabe Kelly Swails
  • ISBN: 9780756405540
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback

  • Eighteen original stories that take familiar fairy tales and shift them around to give an entirely new slant Fairy tales are among the earliest fantasies we are exposed to when young and impressionable They stay with us throughout our lives, whether in their original versions or filtered thorugh cartoon retellings What fun could a fantasy writer have than to takeEighteen original stories that take familiar fairy tales and shift them around to give an entirely new slant Fairy tales are among the earliest fantasies we are exposed to when young and impressionable They stay with us throughout our lives, whether in their original versions or filtered thorugh cartoon retellings What fun could a fantasy writer have than to take up the challenge of drawing up on this rich material and transforming it into something new The eighteen stories in Terribly Twisted Tales do exactly that From the adventure of the witch in the gingerbread house and her close encounter with an oven To Golda Lockes, who has a special arrangement with those well known bears To a murderous attack with a glass slipper To Jack, a successful theorectical geneticist, who discovers just how perilous research can be To a wolf detective who sets out to solve Grandma s murder This volume highlights inventive stories that give a new perspective on classic tales Includes stories from Dennis L McKiernan Annie Jones Chris Pierson Mickey Zucker Reichert Mary Louise Eklund Robert E Vardeman Kathleen Watness Jody Lynn Nye Jim C Hines Steven D Sullivan Brendan DuBois Paul Genesse Ramsey Tome Wyrm Lundock Skip Penny Williams Elizabeth A Vaughan Janet Deaver Pack Kelly Swails Michael A Stackpole
    Martin H. Greenberg Jean Rabe Kelly Swails
    Martin Harry Greenberg was an American academic and speculative fiction anthologist In all, he compiled 1,298 anthologies and commissioned over 8,200 original short stories He founded Tekno Books, a packager of than 2000 published books In addition, he was a co founder of the Sci Fi Channel.For the 1950s anthologist and publisher of Gnome Press, see Martin Greenberg.


    Commentaires:

    David Brawley
    As with most short story collections, this one is a mixed bag. I enjoyed most of the twists on classic tales, but some were done better than others. I think the snow white story was my favorite.

    Lisa
    ** My Great-Great-Grandma Golda Lockes by Doris Stever - Folded in "Little Red Riding Hood" with "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", but it was more taking the characters and the barest of circumstances. The story just didn't feel solid.*** Once They Were Seven by Chris Pierson - Rather tongue-in-cheek until it gets to the end. I still feel like she should have apologized for what she did and yet didn't do. Or expressed more love for the dwarves who had done so much for her and died. That would ha [...]

    Patty
    This is where I like Good Reads better than Shelfari. On Good Reads, two stars are "It was okay." and that is exactly where I am with this book. The same two stars on Shelfari say I didn't like it. Short story collections are often a mixed bag with some great stories and then some not so great.I liked the concept for this book - take a familiar tale and give it a slant that is unexpected. I would say that all 18 stories do this well. I just found some of the directions the authors chose to not f [...]

    Renae
    I gave the overall book a 4 star rating because the premise for the book was outstanding and the authors did a great job in re-writing a bit of history to fit into many different genres from fantasy to horror to just a mixture of both and more. Terribly Twisted Tales, the title says it all. If you liked fairy tales when you were younger, then you'll love the twist put on those fairy tales by some really awesome authors. As this is a short story collection, I do have my favorites and those are as [...]

    Joshua Hair
    I loved this collection. Admittedly, I am a sucker for fairy tales, both re-imagined and original. I won't spend a tremendous amount of time on this review but I will say that I wholeheartedly disagree with those who say the tales in Terribly Twisted did not satisfy the criteria. As a whole, I'd say they were quite successful and, moreso, extremely entertaining. This was my second Martin Greenberg collection in a row and I don't intend to stop any time soon. As a lover of fairy tales and fables [...]

    Our Library Mornington
    Eighteen familiar fairy tales are re-imagined in this collection of short stories.Do you like the idea of the three bears recruiting Golda Lockes to help run their moonshine still? Have you ever wondered what the tale of Hansel & Gretel would be like from the witch’s point of view? Ever wanted to know what Snow White would be like without the happy ending?If so, then you will find these stories a real treat.

    LibraryDanielle
    some of these stories were fantastic (Capricious Animistic Tempter) and some were fun, but mediocre (waifs) and some I disliked (rapunzel strikes back). the ones I disliked the most were the shorts that turned a fairy tale into a modern story. not a modern fairy tale, just a story. like the Rapunzel one. it had so little to do with a fairy tale if it hadn't been for the "let down your" bit it wouldn't have had any relation.

    Debbie
    Overall, this was a solid collection of stories based (sometimes very loosely) on fairy tales and folktales. There were of course some that I did not enjoy as much as the rest, but there were no clear misses for me. I think my favorite stories were "Once They Were Seven" by Chris Pierson, "Three Wishes" by Kelly Swails, and "Capricious Animistic Tempter" by Mickey Zucker Reichert.

    Craig Leimkuehler
    This is a collection of eighteen stories told by writers of below average ability. Oh, granted a few rose to the level of mediocre but for the most part writing is a hobby for them, not a profession. If you have trouble sleeping this will help to put you asleep.

    Amy
    I didn't finish reading it all the way. I only got through a few of the stories because I was just reading it to get some information for a class, but what I read I liked and I plan on reading the rest of it when I have time.

    Lori
    A book of fairy tales with a twist. Some were dark, most were humorous, but all were altogether entertaining. My favs among them: "A Charming Murder," "My Great, Great- Grandma Golda Locks," and "The Hundred Year Nap."

    Molly
    This was original. I really enjoyed it!

    Marie (UK)
    snow white, red riding hood and others like you never read them before

    Natalie
    didn't even finish it, it was that bad.

    Jim Galford
    amusing well-written alternative fairy tales. some set in modern times, some emphasizing lesser characters, all with a twist.

    Cissa
    Pretty entertaining collection of stories here, with quality that ranged from decent to very good.

    Kelly

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