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Snow White, Blood Red Once upon a time, fairy tales were for children But no longerYou hold in your hands a volume of wondersmagical tales of trolls and ogres, of bewitched princesses and kingdoms accursed, penned by some of the most acclaimed fantasists of our day But these are not bedtime stories designed to usher an innocent child gently into a realm of dreams These are stories that bitelush and erotic, often dark and disturbing mystical journeys through a phantasmagoric landscape of distinctly adult sensibilities where there is no such thing as happily ever after


About the Author: Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow has been an award winning editor of short science fiction, fantasy, and horror for over twentyfive years She is editor of the Best Horror of the Year and has edited or co edited a large number of award winning original anthologies Her most recent are Supernatural Noir, Naked City, Blood and Other Cravings, The Beastly Bride, Teeth, Trolls Eye View, and After (the last three with Ter



10 thoughts on “Snow White, Blood Red

  1. says:

    Sigh...

    Aside from a few surprising gems, like Neil Gaiman's thing about a troll, and something else that I forget... this book is disappointing. The trouble with modern fairy tales is people think that the only way to make a fairy tale adult or dark is by involving lots and lots of rape and molestation of little girls, and while I suppose that sort of thing works f


  2. says:

    A very adult collection of fairy tale re-tellings. From Little Red Riding Hood to Snow White, these are not stories that I'd share with my child or any impressionable young mind.

    Fairy tales haven't always been exclusively for children as Terri Windling explains in the introduction: ..most fairy tales were never initially intended for nursery duty. They have been put t


  3. says:

    [M]ost fairy tales were never initially intended for nursery duty. They have been put there, as J. R. R. Tolkien so evocatively expressed it, like old furniture fallen out of fashion that the grown-ups no longer want. And like furniture banished to the children’s playroom, the tales that have been banished from the mainstream of modern adult literature have suffered misuse as wel


  4. says:

    These are retellings of classic Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales that we're all familiar with with adult twists and turns put on them, some of them reworked in a modern setting, some not. Some of them are horror stories, some of them are suspense thrillers, all of them are at least mildly creepy. I enjoyed all of them, if only for seeing how all the tales I grew


  5. says:

    These are mostly a little too nonconsensual for my taste. Too much stuff in here made me feel really icky, and not in a good, scary horror way. In a this is practically child porn kinda way. Not good. Skip it and read a different Datlow collection. The extra star is for the other stories, the ones that were very good and should've been put in a better collection.


  6. says:

    Very disappointing first installment, and that was a big negative surprise. In hindsight, it's turned out to be for the better that I got into these fairy tale anthologies picking the books out of order, because had I started with this, the sheer mediocrity of the stories would've probably thrown me off of reading further volumes, and it'd have been a great loss, for there's dozens of am


  7. says:

    It has been a long time since I sat down and read this book, and so I can barely remember a lot of my impressions and thoughts about it. However, it retains a place in my book case for several reasons.

    The first reason why it will never leave my bookcase is because it contains a story called A Sound, Like Angels Singing. This story, written by an author who I had not heard of at


  8. says:

    Of the various fairy tale anthologies in this series that I've read, it is certainly the darkest and most unsettling. I really enjoyed Charles de Lint's story, The Moon Is Drowning While I Sleep, and I liked Patrica McKillip's The Snow Queen, but other than that, I thought that a large number of the stories were too dark for my taste.

    Trigger warnings: Little Red contains implied


  9. says:

    A terrific collection of fairy tales told and retold in the fashion of the originals. Violent with adult themes of angst and sexuality. This is Snow White before Disney diluted the tales. A fun and exciting read.


  10. says:

    The original, or older, or simply non-Disney versions of most fairy tales are highly disturbing. It seems that half the authors in this collection took that as a challenge to make modern fairy tales five times as disturbing as the disturbing originals.

    This does not mean the tales are bad. These are very good authors, with a highly developed sense of writing, of the magical, of impar


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