Spook Week:
Book Review: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

Title: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Author: Angela Carter
Published: 1979
Language: English
Pages: 176
Rating: 4/5

A collection of dark and mysterious stories inspired by some of our most famous fairy tales.

Wow, what a creepy and fascinating collection of stories.

The writing in this book is what stands out the most to me; it's lyrical and captivating. I also quite enjoyed that the stories were loosely based of fairytales, though I thought perhaps there should have been a larger variety of it.

I think the strongest story of this book is definitely what gives it its title: The Bloody Chamber. It's the first story and, in my opinion, the best one.

This book is atmospheric, dark, mysterious and has just the right level of spookiness to it. I would highly recommend it if you enjoy short stories.

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You can read more about it on Goodreads

Also, how gorgeous is this edition?


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