1. Wow, Fred, I feel as if I’ve read the book. Thanks for such a clear and riveting retelling. You could work for Çliffnotes, I’m pretty sure. 😉 Becky

  2. Fred Warren says:

    Heh. It felt like I was going on forever, especially as compared to one of the CSFF Blog Tour reviews, where I can usually just set the stage and leave it at that. I don’t think I’ll have the same challenge next week. 🙂
    It was hard to condense the story to a point where I felt I could talk about some of the deeper ideas and have it still make sense to someone who hadn’t read the book. I assumed most of our readership had not, though I’d be interested to hear from anyone who has to see how our interpretations line up.
    I wouldn’t call it a fun read, and I’d be very cautious about recommending it, but it was well-written and inspired a good bit of pondering afterward.

  3. Kessie says:

    I thought about reading this book. Then a friend of mine who I swap books with regularly told me about it. How it was a depressing “LIFE SUCKS AND THEN YOU DIE” kind of book. She slogged through it just to say she’d read it. I’m not interested in that sort of book. What’s even more irritating is that it’s more or less Wizard of Oz fanfic.
    So a dude sits down and writes Oz darkfic and it becomes a bestseller. Whoop-tee-freaking-doo. You know who else takes beloved stories and makes them horrible? American McGee. Except there’s something morbidly fascinating about Alice from Wonderland or Red Riding Hood carrying large, bloody knives.

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