Sean Wright has kindly reviewed The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings over at Goodreads.
The Bitterwood Bible is a neat package that has allowed Slatter to explore, examine and re-imagine the fairy/folktale milieu. There’s a balance achieved here too; I never felt that I needed to rush through the stories to the larger resolution. I was able to enjoy each of the tales as a separate entity and I suspect that were I to reread it as Lisa Hannett suggests in the afterword and focus more on the connections between each story, I would have another equally pleasant and slightly different experience.
I am left feeling the beneficiary of sumptuous and stylish storytelling, Slatter, I suspect is at her best here.
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