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Never After: Thirteen Twists on Familiar…

Never After: Thirteen Twists on Familiar Tales (original 2019; edition 2019)

by Marie Brennan (Author)

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Title:Never After: Thirteen Twists on Familiar Tales
Authors:Marie Brennan (Author)
Info:Book View Cafe (2019), 32 pages
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Never After: Thirteen Twists on Familiar Tales by Marie Brennan (2019)



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Brief and morbidly playful variations of classic fairy tales. I'm not sure I'd say I enjoyed the stories, but they were interesting. Never After is a decent library addition for when you want a small bite to fuel imagination.
  sgrayme | Jun 16, 2019 |
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A collection of flash fiction (very short short stories) retelling various fairytales with unexpected twists. I wasn't familiar with this length of short fiction before but I really enjoyed these tales and thought they worked really well at this length. ( )
  souloftherose | Jun 9, 2019 |
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Received via Early Reviewers. Not quite what I was expecting but I did enjoy them. I felt the short stories were maybe a bit too short and would have benefitted from being slightly longer. Read the whole book in about ten minutes. ( )
1 vote avellana | May 18, 2019 |
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Longer than haikus or limericks but aiming to express the bare essence
of familiar childhood stories with an acid or blunt force twist.

This baker’s dozen of flash stories will bring a grin, guffaw, or titter to playfully warped readers. ( )
  landschaft_archt | May 16, 2019 |
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i am not familiar with this incredibly short story format - and I don't know if i am fan. I did enjoy how some of the stories were darker versions - maybe a reflection back to their original style 100s years ago. Good for a bus trip to keep you occupied ( )
  Cfraser | May 2, 2019 |
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The queen never stopped to wonder whether the mirror might have thoughts of its own.
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Contains the following flash ficlets:
The Mirror's Tale
The Kindness of Sisters
Conversation with a Wolf
A Smile, a Laugh
The Princess and the...
One Last Prize
The Fall of the Fortress of Brick
Many Faces
Every Moment, I Dream of Sleep
Just Right
And Everything Nice
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Thirteen familiar
fairy tales are retold in
flash fiction fashion.

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