"A wonderfully written book, ironical, cerebral, elegant."
Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review
"She writes a prose that lends itself to magnificent set pieces of fastidious sensuality
dreams, myths, fairy tales, metamorphoses, the unruly unconscious, epic journeys, and a highly sensual celebration of sexuality in both its most joyous and darkest manifestations."
"Carter not only switches her narrative into the wholly explicit but turns the passive predicament of the heroine into one in which the convention of female role-playing seems to have no part, only brisk and derisisve common sense, the best feminine tactic in a tight corner. The tales are retold by Angla Carter with all her supple and intoxicating bravura."
The New York Review of Books
"She was, among other things, a quirky, original, and baroque styleist, a trait especially marked in The Bloody Chamber – her vocabulary a mix of finely tuned phrase, luscious adjective, witty aphorism, and hearty, up-theirs vulgarity."
Margaret Atwood, The Observer
Angela Carter (1940 -1992) wrote nine novels and numerous short stories, as well as nonfiction, radio plays, and the screenplay for Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves, based on her story. She won numerous literary awards, traveled and taught widely in the United States, and lived in London.
not for me. i did not enjoy this author's writings. could hardly wait to lumber through the interpretations. would not recommend this to anyone.Published 11 days ago by Jean McCown
Had to buy this for a class. I ended up reading a few stories. One wasn't bad, the others were pretty twisted and graphic and not as well-writtenPublished 2 months ago by Brian Coleman
What a wonderful twist on fairytales. This author writes exquisite sentences and it is original. A true pleasure to read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cathleen A. Hoffman
This book has the smallest print I have seen to date. Almost unreadable. This is a heck of a way for publishers to cut costs. No wonder e-books are doing well. Very disappointed.Published 3 months ago by Critic
Absolutely love it! This is as classic as it gets. What a fantastic read :)Published 3 months ago by lilcreative
I’ve loved Carter’s fractured fairy tales for a long time, this edition was a nice reintroduction to her work.Published 4 months ago by Maribel Molyneaux
Angela Carter displays her mystical powers of sentence building and turning phrases on their heads. Wonderful!Published 5 months ago by Tim Page
The popularization of the vampire genre does not even come close to this work.Published 5 months ago by elcorvus