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Book Reviews: Black Heart, Ivory Bones + Black Swan, White Raven + Weirdo

Black Heart, Ivory Bones edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

The 6th in the series of reconsidered fairytales has only one worthwhile story: ‘And still she sleeps’ which is a sad deconstruction of the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ mythos.

Black Swan, White Raven edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

The 4th in the fairytale series hasn’t an original or interesting idea in it.

Weirdo by Cathi Unsworth

In 2003, PI Sean Ward is asked to help reopen an infamous murder case. Corinne Woodrow has spent almost 20 years in an institution for the criminally insane after being convicted for a brutal murder when she was just 15.

But new evidence suggests she may not have acted alone. Sean travels to the seaside resort of Ernemouth and learns that it is a town full of secrets. Bit by bit the truth about the terrible time of 1984 comes out revealing a tale of bullying, causal cruelty, corruption, scapegoating, abuse and a cover up. This was good.
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