My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales by Kate Bernheimer

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales

New Fairy Tales #1

Kate Bernheimer

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fiction fantasy short stories adventurous mysterious medium-paced

576 pages | first published 2010

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The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction. Neil Gaiman, “Orange”   Aimee Bender, “The Color Master”   Joyce Carol Oates, “Blue-bearded Lover”   Michael Cunningham, “The Wild ...
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Moods

dark 80%
adventurous 60%
emotional 40%
mysterious 40%
reflective 40%
challenging 30%
funny 20%
informative 10%
lighthearted 10%
relaxing 10%
sad 10%

Pace

slow 50%
medium 40%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | N/A: 22% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 55% | N/A: 33% | Yes: 11%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | N/A: 25% | No: 12% | Yes: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 22% | No: 11%

Average rating

3.46