Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Swan Sister (book review)

Swan Sister, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, is a companion to A Wolf At The Door. This book features re-tellings of Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, stories from Arabian Nights, and much more. Some stories were creepy or dark, others were light. Overall, the book was very good. My least favorite stories were "Greenkid" by Jane Yolen and "A Life In the Miniature" by Bruce Coville. Among my favorites are "Chambers of the Heart" by Nina Kiriki Hoffman, "Lupe" by Kathe Koja, "The Fish's Story" by Pat York, and "The Harp that Sang" by Gregory Frost. Overall, I enjoyed this book more than A Wolf At The Door.

2 comments:

Nymeth said...

I liked it more than A Wolf at the Door too. And The Fish's Story and The Harp That Sang were also among my favourites :)

Gregory Frost... said...

I can't tell you how delighted I am that you both liked "The Harp That Sang." It may sound ridiculous, but it's the sort of unsolicited approbation that writers live for.

Thanks for reading.
Gregory Frost