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Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses

Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses - Ron Koertge, Andrea Dezso Readers and fans of collections such as those of Emma Donoghue and Angela Carter will delight in the short retellings of the canonical fairytales by the multi-talented Ron Koertge. His stories are pithy, slightly acerbic, with a refreshing tongue-in-cheek flavour that will have readers giggling or smirking in response. Koertge resituates several of the stories and one of the more memorable ones is the retelling of Red Riding Hood, with the main character conveyed as a sulky teenage girl recounting the events after they have happened. I'd recommend this collection for readers who are not too attached to the traditional versions.