"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
I’ve loved Carter’s fractured fairy tales for a long time, this edition was a nice reintroduction to her work.Published 4 days ago by Maribel Molyneaux
Angela Carter displays her mystical powers of sentence building and turning phrases on their heads. Wonderful!Published 1 month ago by Tim Page
The popularization of the vampire genre does not even come close to this work.Published 1 month ago by elcorvus
I had to read this collection of fairy tales for an independent study I'm doing. While they weren't my favorite retellings, I think that these stories are not only well-written but... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kayla
Son's textbook, exactly what was needed. Sorry for the delay in posting.Published 2 months ago by Keith Owens
If you haven't yet read the story "In the Company of Wolves" from this book, you are missing something wonderful and dark.Published 3 months ago by Krissy B.