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Book Review: More Unfairy Tales, by TF Carthick

To take a known tale and turn it on its head is no small task. I quite loved how TF had done it in the first volume of unfairy tales, so was quite eager to read this second one.

First impression comes from the cover art and without a doubt, this was a better design compared to the first volume’s.

What I liked about each of the stories was that going by the title, one couldn’t guess which fairy tale was going to be retold, and each title itself was a clever spin on a book’s title. My favourite of the five retellings was the first one, particularly because of the spin on the names of the main characters and their character sketches. To read the tale from various points of view was also fun. I liked the third story too, and the twist to the fairy godmother in the fourth.

While I didn’t love two of the five, I don’t think they were badly written by any stretch of the imagination. Just that they didn’t appeal to me as much as the three favourite stories.

If you are a reader who loves fairy tales and can’t take seeing that world upside down, this ain’t a book for you. For those open minded to that possibility, this is a collection of equal quality as the first volume. Here’s hoping more such retellings come from his pen (or keyboard) in the future.

A Score Of 8 Out Of 10

Book Details:
Title: More Unfairy Tales
Author: TF Carthick
Genre: Fantasy
No. of Pages: 144
Publisher: Self published
Rating: 8 out of 10

Vinay Leo R.
© A Bookworm’s Musing
15th July. 2019


Poetry and writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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