Wooot! Publishers Weekly reviews Sourdough and Other Stories

I haz a star – that’s good, right? Thanks to Trent Jamieson for pointing it out :-).

 Web Exclusive Sourdough and Other Stories
Angela Slatter, Tartarus (www.tartaruspress.com), $50 (238p) ISBN 9781905784257
Australian author Slatter (Black-Winged Angels) displays a rare gift for evocative and poetic prose in this collection of 16 dark fairy tales featuring characters that will be familiar to readers of the Brothers Grimm, but themes (such as long-simmering vengeance and unnatural death) that push them out of the kids’ stuff camp. The knockout short but powerful opener, “The Shadow Tree,” about a royal servant’s response to the cruelty of the king’s teenage children, climaxes with a chilling resolution. And “Little Radish” neatly tweaks the well-known tale of Rapunzel. Yet Slatter doesn’t always rely on the creations of others for her ideas, as the title story, with its baker narrator, amply demonstrates. She has a knack for crafting opening lines that almost hypnotically draw the reader in (“The sight of the inn picks at the stitches of my memory. The splintered shingle, emblazoned with a faded golden lily, swings in the breeze”). Her considerable talent should translate well to the novel-length fantasy she’s currently working on. (Sept.)
 
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14 Responses to Wooot! Publishers Weekly reviews Sourdough and Other Stories

  1. Sophy ZS Adani says:

    Awesome! Congratulations!

  2. Angela says:

    Zanks! 🙂

  3. Cat Sparks says:

    Score!

  4. Angela says:

    🙂 *snoopy dance*

  5. Very cool, Angela!! 🙂

  6. Angela says:

    Many zanks, sir!

  7. Aidan says:

    Congratulations!

  8. Alan says:

    That is blithering in awesomesauce. Way to go!

  9. Angela says:

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  10. Angela says:

    Ta! BTW, your drive-by posts tomorrow, sirrah.

  11. OMG that’s flipping brilliant! You must be stoked, you evil genius you 🙂

  12. Angela says:

    Why yes, yes, I am *steeples fingers*.

  13. Steve Turner says:

    “rare gift” and “considerable talent” – Naturally!!!! Well done Angela and well deserved.
    Steve

  14. Angela says:

    Cheers, Mr T 🙂