(11/17/02 6:00:28 pm)
| Trying to find a book|
It's not a fairy tale book in the traditional sense. It came out
maybe sometime around 1992-1994, I read in 1995. It was a collection
of short fairy tale-ish type stories, and they were really, really
funny. One was about a boy whose dream was stolen by the tooth fairy,
because it's the only colorful shining thing in her world of white.
There's another that involves a princess and some backwards blue
people. I loved this book, and after I presented it to the class,
it disappeared. I was just wondering if anyone has heard of such
(11/21/02 11:13:30 pm)
| fairytales, satiric|
there was a fairytale book, a short one on the the new york times bestseller lists in 92 and 93 that was somethign like that. it was fractured fairytales of some sort. I bet that is the one you are thinking of. Try keywords on amazon, fairytales and satire--and see if something commes up. The book I am thinking of (but can't remmeber title of) is by a man.
hope this helps a tiny bit
(11/23/02 1:15:48 pm)
| satiric tales|
Holt, Tom. Snow White and the Seven Samurai. London: Orbit Book, 1999.
Buy the book in hardcover. or Buy the book in paperback.
NOVEL: A synopsis from Amazon.co.uk: It makes perfect sense that Snow White should live with seven samurai, once you've got the hang of Tom Holt's latest twisted fantasy comedy. Youngsters from our real world hack into fairyland's Mirrors operating system--which naturally runs on the wicked queen's magic mirror--and crash it so disastrously that all the stories get tangled. A spaghetti-western Dwarf With No Name (actually he's Dumpy) is hired to save three little pigs from the big bad wolf by recruiting a Magnificent Seven Dwarves' defence team, starting with Rumpelstiltskin and Tom Thumb but goingdownhill from there. Meanwhile, Fang the wolf has problems with Frog Prince transformations, Snow White learns from her own mirror that she has excellent wicked-queen potential and Baron Frankenstein's latest unholy creation proves to be Pinocchio. We also meet three colour-blind mice, the Beast fleeing in terror from Beauty, an elf who insists she's an "Indigenous Fairylander" and the Grimm Brothers--unconvincingly claiming that they're mere independent observers. After which, things become really complicated and silly, as Storyland is further fragmented by various mirror-users' efforts to gain control, until it seems quite reasonable that one little pig should find himself saying, "I am not a number. I am a free pig." Splendidly deranged entertainment, with quips galore. Holt's in good form.