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book reviews # 3

So yesterday was my birthday. Went and saw "Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day" and LOVED IT!!!!!

Anywho, on to the book reviews!
(I rate on a scale of 1- 5, 1 being worst, 5 being great)

The Complete Fairy Tales - Charles Perrault
Rating: 5
I would buy this book. its got nearly the original tellings for quite a few stories of his. =3

From Beast to the Blonde (on fairy tales and their tellers) - Marina Warner
Rating: 5
I would definately buy this book. It talks about fairytales and their archetypes, who their writers were, and why so many variations exist throughout history.

The Rose and the Beast (Fairy tales retold) - Francesca Lia Block
Rating: 3.5
I kinda liked this, but at the same time I kinda didnt... Some of the tales were just too far off the beaten path for me to properly enjoy....

White as Snow - Tanith Lee
Rating: 8
I think this may be my favorite (apart from Gaimen's) retelling of Snow White yet!!!!
Go forth and seek this wonderous book!

The Greenman (tales from the mythic forest) - Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
Rating: 4
There were some tales that I will definately look up more books of certian authors. Some tales were humdrum.
I may not buy this book, but I might eventually check it out again from the library.
It is a collection of tales and poems about The Greenman, the forest, and its inhabitants.

Godchild (manga series. 8 volumes) - Kaori Yuki
Rating: 4.5
Kept me engaged. The artwork (as Karoi Yuki always provides) was superbe. Great tale taking place in 19th century london.
I'll have to see if the library has beginning of this series (though this could standalone) "the cain saga"

I know I read more books then this... i'll have to go looking for them. =P