Black Heart, Ivory Bones

Black Heart Ivory Bones SynopsisAs in their previous critically acclaimed volumes of reconsidered fairy tales award winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have gathered together remarkable stories that illuminate t

  • Title: Black Heart, Ivory Bones
  • Author: Ellen Datlow Terri Windling Ellen Steiber Severna Park Tanith Lee Howard Waldrop Susanna Clarke Delia Sherman
  • ISBN: 9780739408926
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Black Heart, Ivory Bones

    SynopsisAs in their previous critically acclaimed volumes of reconsidered fairy tales, award winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have gathered together remarkable stories that illuminate the sinister, sensual, and sophisticated aspects of the tales we cherished in childhood the fables of witches and princes and lost children that we once imagined we knew.SynopsisAs in their previous critically acclaimed volumes of reconsidered fairy tales, award winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have gathered together remarkable stories that illuminate the sinister, sensual, and sophisticated aspects of the tales we cherished in childhood the fables of witches and princes and lost children that we once imagined we knew BLACK HEART, IVORY BONES showcases twenty beguiling tales for the child that was and the adult that is, penned by twenty of the most creative artists in contemporary American literature Here dissected are the darker anatomies of the timeless, seemingly simple stories we have long loved Here wonder and truth have serious bite.A lovelorn prince seeking his father s blessing concocts a fantastic tale of a witch, a tower, and lustrous long hairA pair of accursed red boots punishes a beautiful dancer for her prideA troll killing, princess rescuing warrior is compelled to consider events from his adversaries point of viewIn a blistering tell all memoir, Goldilocks reveals the sordid truth about her brutal foster parent, Papa BearRich, surprising, funny, erotic, and unsettling, these twenty new yarns and poems offer exceptional new treasures as they brilliantly reveal lusts and jealousies, foibles, hatreds, and dangerous obsessions, the things that slyly lurk in the midnight interior of oft told tales.

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    1. Mike

      I liked the idea behind this book: letting authors give their own spin to classic fairy tale stories and themes. And, not being an aficionado of fairy tales, I appreciated that each story was paired with a short explanation of the author and the story they were reinterpreting. As it goes with most anthologies this one has some hits and some misses, but such is life. Overall I enjoyed this collection of stories, for the most part they offered fun twists and new interpretation on some classic fair [...]

    2. Candace

      *What I Learned From This Book or Here's My Retirement Major: Fairy Tales, Folklore, Mythology. Not that I plan to actually take classes anywhere, but if I *did,* it would be some sort of composite major with Medieval History and *this* gorgeous juicy stuff.I've always been more of a novel-reader, less of a short-story reader, but the stories in this collection, by the best of the best *Otherworld writers* including Charles de Lint, Tanith Lee, Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, and OMG, Susanna Clarke, w [...]

    3. Kris

      over the most part the stories were uniformly well written, a couple were uninteresting, despite their technical merits, and a couple really stood out. The book was engaging and easy to read, though no force on Earth can impel me to read Joyce Carol Oates, I enjoyed beauty queen Rapunzel, the golem, Sleeping Beauty and of course, Susanna Clarke's lovely tale of fairy mischief.

    4. Londa

      So glad I stuck it out with this anthology of reborn fairy tales. I LOVE fairy tales. lists Andrew Lang as one of my favorite authors because I read ALL of the fairy tale collections he put together. I think that is when I first got my true LOVE for reading by reading all of the LANG booksRED, BLUE, PINK, GREEN and on and on. I think I love them because they make you ask "Wouldn't it be great if?"Well the first half of this book didn't make me ask that question once. I was about to throw in the [...]

    5. Christine

      Fairy Tales were originally explorations of language, culture, traditions and superstitions. Fairy tales are supposed to be dark, intriguing, thought provoking and mysterious. They were also originally intended for adult audiences. With this series, editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have revived that sentiment, piecing together a bunch of gems that will make you view the Brothers Grimm in a different way altogether. I highly rec this for fantasy fans and lovers of the original un-Disneyfie [...]

    6. Sandy

      I thought I'd read all of the "adult fairy tale" series, but it turns out I'd missed this one! Glad I read it; "the cats of san martino" stuck with me in particular, though none of them were even close to bad.

    7. Meredith

      Hit and miss. As most anthologies are. I always love a retelling, though. I think Goldilocks as the reality TV famewhore was my favorite.

    8. Gloria

      This is the last in the series. The introduction tells how the two editors grew up separately, but both had the love of fairy tales and that love brought them (and the writers) together. Each chapter tells about the author, and then after the story, there is a short explanation.(view spoiler)[A prince returning from war falls in love with a lovely orphaned girl. He spends so much time, and then she's pregnant. To bring her and his children back to the palace, he must concoct a story about her be [...]

    9. Bitsy

      This lovely book, Black Heart, Ivory Bones, is a collection of fantasy and horror tales edited by my two favorite ladies of their respective genres Ellen Datlow (horror) and Terri Windling (fantasy). This is one book in a series of six volumes of, as they call it, reconsidered fairy tales. These fairy tales are rewritten to change the focus of the originals or perhaps just to sharpen the point of them to showcase the sinister, the sensual, and the sometimes sadistic roots of our childhood fairy [...]

    10. Tracy Jones

      This is a collection of short stories by various different authors. All of the stories in this collection are based on fairy tales from different cultures, with the individual author's twist. The stories vary from Godilocks and the 3 Bears to Rapunzel, and a couple of stories I wasn't as familiar with. I honestly wasn't impressed with most of the stories here, there were only a handful that I really liked. Most of them didn't really do anything for me, for whatever reason. I felt like a lot of [...]

    11. Izlinda

      I finally managed to finish this book after reading it for several weeks. :S I got distracted by other books and studies. It's the final volume of fairy-tale retellings/stories edited by Datlow and Windling and it's a good end. There were some stories that weren't among my better-liked ones, but the ones I liked a lot were "Rapunzel" by Tanith Lee, the poems "Briar Witch" and "Witch" by Debra Cash, "My Life As A Bird" by Charles de Lint, "The Red Boots" by Leah Cutter, "You, Little Match-girl" b [...]

    12. Patty

      Excellent collection of short stories. I love fairy tales - I grew up reading all the Andrew Lang fairy tale books. I sometimes forget how much I enjoy fairy tales - these made me want to go back and read my old favorites.These were all rewrites. There were stories based on Rapunzel, Cinderella and other familiar tales - all good. I especially liked "The cats of San Mantino" which was based on a folk tale I had never heard before.I would recommend this to short story lovers; people interested in [...]

    13. Roxanne

      I liked maybe half of the stories in this collection. I very much liked the final story, "Mr. Simonelli or the Fairy Widower", by Susanna Clarke. "The Cats of San Martino" by Ellen Steiber was terrific, right up my alley. I liked Tanith Lee's "Rapunzel" story (a good story about where fairy tales might come from), and Emma Hardesty's "Rosie's Dance"--that one had a good, gritty, believableness to it. Greg Costykan's "And Still She Sleeps" was great because it combined fairy tales with archaeolog [...]

    14. Kayla Tornello

      This is an anthology of fairy tales for adults. They are mostly short stories, with a bit of poetry thrown in for good measure. The tales are mostly on the darker side. I enjoyed reading these tales. They seemed to all work well together, with no one tale either outshining or lagging behind the others. There is also an extensive recommended reading list at the end of the book that gives readers great ideas for future reading.

    15. AJ LeBlanc

      I picked this up the other night to re-read and am as happy with it as I was the first time.This is the last volume of Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling's Fairy Tale series and I wish there were more.I find most collections to be hit or miss, but I enjoy everything in these collections. The stories that aren't my favorites are still good.I'm going to have to dig through my book piles to find the first five collections for more re-reading.

    16. Willow

      An interesting collection of fairy tales re-written for an older audience. Some of the stories were by well-known authors and some I had never heard of. All of the stories were wonderful in their own way and none of them were poorly written. I love these collections and will probably read them all.

    17. Sarah

      I really liked this, and there were definitely some gems in it, but it certainly doesn't match up to "Snow White, Blood Red." Which is to be expected I guess. Definitely worth the read, and I loved the twists on the different fairytales. Now I want all of the fairytale re-telling anthologies that Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling put together.

    18. Maddy

      The majority of the short stories in this collection were underwhelming and really did nothing for me. Of the 21 in the book, I enjoyed 5 of them. I will give it props for delving into various fairytales, myths, legends, etc. I wasn't expecting to see a short story about a golem in there, which was a nice surprise.

    19. Kate

      This is an anthology of fairy tales for adults. None of the stories particularly stood out to me, but I enjoyed nearly all of them. Although only short stories, many of them explore the darker side of fairy tales, or the underlying assumptions within fairy tales. I will certainly be reading more books in the series of anthologies.

    20. Jen

      I haven't read fairy tales since I was a kid but I loved them then. This collection has gotten me hooked again. Favorite stories in this one: Chanterelle; Rosie's Dance; The Cats of San Martino; Mr. Simonelli. I also rediscovered Charles de Lint here. The editors have 4 or 5 other collections like it that I plan to check out of the library next.

    21. Kassandra Miller

      I picked this up in a used bookstore because it looked interesting. The fairy tales within turned out to be quite dark and very much in keeping with the original Grimm flavor of old tales. They darkness of these twisted fairy tales were quite fresh and imaginative. I highly recommend this collection of short adult-oriented stories.

    22. Patrick

      I'm giving this 4 stars :- not every story in the collection that good, but a few really enjoyable ones. I liked: 'Rapunzel', 'The Cats of San Martino', 'Mr. Simonelli or the Fairy Widower, and 'The Golem'.

    23. Amy

      This book contains stories by such greats as Charles de Lint, Joyce Carol Oates, and Delia Sherman. A fitting end to the six-volume series by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling of retellings of fairy tales.

    24. Debbie

      Another fabulous and amazing compilation of short stories and poems revised and updated from classic folk and fairy tales around the world. If you enjoy the dark side of life or a maybe a more humorous view of a classic fairy tale, then this is the book for you.

    25. Jaimie

      This might be my favourite of this series of compilations yet. The others were always good, but the issue was always a plethora of stories that I didn’t enjoy at all or skipped entirely. Not the case for this selection, as I read this book quite quickly and couldn’t wait to read story after story.

    26. Laura

      I thought this collection of stories would be a hit for me considering it is full of adaptations by such talented writers, but aside from a couple of stories, it left me flat. While the stories are well-written, the adaptations just didn't appeal to me.

    27. Tiffany

      I love reading anthologies, and I love reading fairy tales, so this was a wonderful addition to my library. I found a majority of the stories interesting and well written, particularly, "You, Little Match Girl" and "The Cats of San Martino".

    28. Kelli Sprowls

      Good collection of alternative fairy tales. Really fun to read, especially if you love the original tales.

    29. Bridgett

      Not my favorite collection of Datlow's, but still very fun. My favorite stories are probably "You, Little Match-girl" and "The Cats of San Martino."

    30. Beth

      A collection of retold fairy tales by multiple authors. Something for everyone in this book. A great editing job by Datlow and Windling, a fantastic series of short story collections.

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