Thursday, October 11, 2012
How to Kiss A Wolf - A Beauty and the Beast Book Review Extravaganza!
The crazily talented Miss Cecil Castellucci has done something wonderful-- as editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books Young Adult/Children's Literature section, she has launched a series of reviews and ruminations on classic fairy tales.
Are you a fairy tale buff? Do you long to read every version of Beauty and the Beast that's out there? Are you getting ready to watch the remake of the awesome 80s tv series and just want to wet your whistle a little? (Side note: I think the Beast should be A BEAST! Not a dude with contacts and a bad attitude. Ron Perlman rocked that lion-face like an Egyptian god!) Then click on over and see what the likes of Aimee Bender, Merrie Haskell, Heather Tomlinson and a few others have to say on the subject. Check out my review of Mercedes Lackey's THE FIRE ROSE-- note the cool cover art by my beloved Darrell K. Sweet! I confess I did choose to review this book because of it's cover. I've read half a dozen books for Sweet's cover art alone. It's an interesting way to pick a book, since you never know what you're going to get!
No matter which side you come down on, which versions you love, or love to hate, let's all tip our hats to seeing beauty in the mostly beastly of places (or faces), and love conquering all.