This week Mari and Meghan are back to talk about "The Bloody Chamber" by Angela Carter! This story was a blast. Meghan tries to justify Bluebeard's kinks gone wrong (it's abandoned don't worry), we talk about how amazing the mom in this story is, and Vida makes a guest appearance to talk about her favorite… Continue reading The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
This week Mari and Meg read Speak Easy, a novella placing 12 Dancing Princesses in 1920s NYC with some main characters that you might actually recognize.... This book is a bit darker, but also so incredibly fun. Please forgive Meghan for all of her Buffy references, and enjoy with Mari realizes who the book is… Continue reading Speak Easy by Catherynne M. Valente
Meg and Mari tackle one of the most difficult books they've ever read, content wise, on today's episode. Their first adaptation of Donkeyskin is Deerskin by Fableulous favorite, Robin McKinley! The Amazing Robin looked at Donkeyskin and went I CAN MAKE IT HORRIFIC! All jokes aside, the content of this adaptation includes rape, incest, miscarriages, and the… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 2: Deerskin by Robin McKinley
Marilag and Meghan are back to discuss a disturbing and almost nauseating French fairy tale: Donkeyskin by Charles Perrault. Mari discusses the true story the fairy tale is perhaps based on, and Meghan keeps her head in her hands as she tries to figure out the moral of the story. They discuss the alternate versions… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 1: Donkeyskin!
Here's an interesting list! I've read one of the seven, though I do plan on getting to Deathless at some point. A few of these really should be added to my and Meg's TBR list in the foreseeable future! I would also like to note that Deerskin by Robin Mckinley isn't on the list, but that's just as dark… Continue reading Reblog: 7 Dark Fairy Tale Books For Grownups