Review – Happily Ever After
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  • May 1, 2012
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I’ve been in the midst of rereading and redrafting my manuscript I wrote in December, so my reading has fallen to the wayside this month. However, I have had time to finish this anthology, Happily Ever After, which was edited by John Klima. It’s a collection of short stories each with a fairy tale theme. Some of the biggest names of the Science Fiction and Fantasy world can be found in this book.

Anthologies are not my usual cup of tea but I am trying to get better about it. This one had a number of great stories in it. My favourite is called The Night Market by Holly Black, a fairy tale based on folk tales from the Philippines.  I’m pretty sure at this point that Holly Black can do no wrong. Other great stories within are written by Gregory Maguire, Neil Gaiman, and Theodora Goss.

This has great moments. It has some that I skipped as well. I found a few of the stories to be too long or not captivating enough. It is, however, a fine compilation of a number of great fairy tales… whether they are closer to canon or as far away from it as Mars. If you’re a fan of fairy tales you will find something to love about this book.

3 out of 5 stars.


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