It’s book month at The Arcade of Arts & Arcana so I’ll be featuring a favourite author, Margo Lanagan, in the Magickal Thing section of the sidebar throughout May.
Click the pic to discover Tender Morsels …
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So begins a veritable tidal-wave of Fairy Tale themed movies, not to mention TV series such as Once Upon a Time and Grimm. In the Nineties we had aliens, then vampires got their moment in the sun (ahem), next angels and zombies were mooted as the next “Big Thing” and now it is back to source with myth stripped back to its most familiar and parochial form.
If you are a Fairy Tale fan keep dropping by for my recommendations
I stumbled across Margo Lanagan by chance in my local library. Such is the power of a well designed book cover! Her recently released novel, The Brides of Rollrock Island, delves into Kelpie lore. Here is my review of Lanagan’s astonishing Tender Morsels…
Margo Lanagan has an innate understanding of the dark undercurrents of Fairytale, something seldom seen since the heyday of Fantasy pioneer Angela Carter.
Intensely lyrical, joyous and heartbreaking by turn, Tender Morsels explores illusion and reality’s interdependence by seamlessly crafting an enchanting patchwork quilt of tales within tales.
With its vibrant characters, dialogue ripe with colloquialisms and images which will haunt your imagination Lanagan’s novel is a rare treat; gritty yet poetic and constantly enlightening.