#BookReview: Carthick’s Unfairy Tales by T F Carthick

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Genre: Short Stories. Fiction. Fantasy

Pages: 134

Available in Paperback and E-book format

The Plot:

Ever wondered what happened to the horses who drove Cinderella’s pumpkin turned carriage to the Ball that changed her fortunes and life?

Or thought about what may have gone on inside Rumpelstiltskin’s mind as he went about doing what he did?

What made Hansel and Gretel survive the Witch?

Or what happened to the Frog that turned into a Prince after a princess kissed him, ridding him of his curse?

Whether you may have thought of all this or not, author T F Carthick certainly did.

He not only thought of it all but put his thoughts into words to form a book. Carthick’s Unfairy Tales is a delightful melange of stories retold, his way. Seven Fairy Tales we are all familiar with, each one retold with a twist

We grew up on fairy tales and Carthick makes those fairy tales grow up. Click To Tweet

My Thoughts:

I have never given a thought of what may have happened next or what may have happened differently when I read Fairy Tales, even as an adult.

The title of this book got my attention though and made me wonder what the retelling would be about? I started reading the book as soon as I got it and was hooked instantly, finishing it in one go.

T F Carthick is an avid Blogger and Author. His writing style is refreshing. His writing voice is crisp, confident and he has a quirky sense of humour running through his writing. His keen sense of observation shows up in minute details in the nuances of all the characters portrayed.

Taking well known fairy tales, Cinderella, The Frog Prince, Goldilocks, The Pied Piper, Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rumpelstiltskin, and turning them around is a bit of a challenge, and I dare say a risk, but Carthick carries it off with aplomb.

I loved all the stories but if I had to pick out my personal favourites they would be, The Frog Prince, The Pied Piper and Rumpelstiltskin.

**** 4 Stars to Carthick’s Unfairy Tales: A retelling of seven tales from the days of yore.

M’s rating chart;

*Use it as a doorstop.
**Read it if you have nothing better to do.
***You will like it if you like this particular genre.
****Must read!
*****What! You haven’t read it YET?!

I received a copy of this book from The Book Club in return for an honest review, and here it is.


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