Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Fresh Take on Charles Perrault

I love folktales. Truly, wholeheartedly LOVE them. Sometimes I wish I would have done that in school instead of Public Health. But Public Health has a better paycheck.

Anyway, one of my favorite folktales is Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault. (Who happened to pen one of my other all time favs, Bluebeard) So you can imagine my thrill at seeing a fresh retelling of the story. And so far, it does not disappoint. I haven't finished yet, only about halfway through, but I had to get it out there. If you love folktales, pick up Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce.


  1. Adding it to my TBR pile. The cover is fabulous and now I'm excited to read it too.

  2. Min, have you read "A Company of Wolves" by Angela Carter (one of my fave writers, I lurve her to bits) - they made a film based on it in the 1980s - you probably have read it but if you haven't check it out it's a short story in a collection of re-worked fairy tales she did called The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories. She does Bluebeard too (it's the Bloody Chamber) All of them are awesome.
    Hey if I can post this I can finally reply to your lovely post about your visit....
    lol px