Classics Mutilated Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Mutilated is kind of a misnomer for these stories, there's nothing mutilated or even stitched together about these stories. They're more a fusion of genres that enhances the originals. Like alternate histories in writing a good mashup you have to have a good command of the material, balanced with a respect for the original while maintaining a sense of the irreverent about it. Hopefully, the new story, besides being entertaining will also provide a better understanding or insight into the original, and these are well written stories.
Some of the standout stories for me were:
"Death Stopped for Miss Dickinson," which takes the literary assessment of Emily Dickinson courting death in her poetry from the figurative into the literal. Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes a story that takes the fine lacey poetics of Dickinson and creates a story worthy of Dickinson.
"Quoth The Rock Star" has Jim Morrison entering the world of Edgar Allan Poe and "The Raven" as they battle it out for possession of a soul. The author of "Quoth," Rio Youers, writes one of the best descriptions of a Doors concert I've ever read. Youers interlaces Morrison's lyrics into the prose to create effect, tone and even real power in using Morrison's motif's and imagery in the telling of the story and will give Doors fans a rush of recognition.
In "From Hell's Heart" Nancy Collins has Captain Ahab from Moby Dick fused with H.P. Lovecraft.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the most unusual books (Classics Mutilated) I have read lately. There are 13 original stories by thirteen different writers. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joseph J. Truncale
I generally enjoy a good mashup, at least one that's done right, but some of the selections in this book were headscratchers. Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by J. Wiles Parker
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