The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories Review

Angela Carter was a storytelling sorceress, the literary godmother of such contemporary masters of supernatural fiction as Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Audrey Niffenegger, J. K. Rowling, and Kelly Link, who introduces this edition of Carter's most celebrated book, published for the seventy-fifth anniversary of her birth.

In The Bloody Chamber - which includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves - Carter spins subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends like "Little Red Riding Hood," "Bluebeard," "Puss in Boots," and "Beauty and the Beast," giving them exhilarating new life in a style steeped in the romantic trappings of the gothic tradition.

Title:The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Edition Language:English

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    The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories Reviews

  • Bill Kerwin

    Angela Carter reveals the dark heart of the fairy story in these memorably quirky versions. She is able to intensify the mythic core of each of these tales, not by stripping them down to their essenti...

  • Amalia Gavea

    "My father lost me to The Beast at cards." A recent discussion with Konstantin-one of my best friends in Goodreads- prompted me to read this collection a little sooner than I had planned. And it was ...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

    Halloween re-read! Angela Carter is an absolute masterful writer. She takes the basic narrative of fairy tales and infuses them will blood, death and horror. She’s a genius at what she does.She’s...

  • Ellen

    Hey there Little Red Riding Hood,You sure are looking good.You’re everything a big bad wolf could want.Listen to me…I don’t think little big girls shouldGo walking in these spooky old woods alon...

  • Ferdy

    SpoilersI had high expectations for this, Carter's fairy tale retellings are meant to be well known for being feminist, gothic, and original. For the most part, I didn't feel that was true. Having a f...

  • Cecily

    An extraordinarily sensual, symbol-rich, collection of very adult tales of enchantment, focusing on female protagonists. Some are dirtier versions of the familiar, some are barely recognisable beyond ...

  • Paquita Maria Sanchez

    What an excellent bundle of stories bringing it all back home, fairytales-and-folklore-wise, stripped of their deceptive pop-culture whitewash, all blood-splattered and primal and sensual and lady-tea...

  • Hannah Greendale

    Exquisite. His touch both consoles and devastates me; I feel my heart pulse, then wither, naked as a stone on the roaring mattress while the lovely, moony night slides through the window to dapple th...

  • Jan-Maat

    After the rigorous pounding that I got while reading The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr Hoffman, I certainly wasn't expecting this almost diffident collection of short stories.Reading the whole collec...

  • Always Pouting

    A collection of stories based off of fairy tales, I found this the other day cleaning out by books and I realized I never read it. I think it may have been for a class I dropped and I guess I had alre...