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Hoffman's story advances with a feline economy of language and movement--not a word spared for the color of the sky, unless the color of the sky factors into the narrative. Among the authors who have played with the fairy tale's harsh mercies (e.g. Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter), Hoffman has the closest understanding of the primal fears that drive the genre, and why, perhaps, we never outgrow fairy stories, but only learn to substitute dull, wholesome qualities like personal initiative or good timing for the elements that raise the hairs on our neck and send us scrambling for the light switch. --Regina Marler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Sometimes you intentionally seek out an author and sometimes an author comes to your attention accidentally. Read morePublished 26 days ago by sas
I listened to the audio format of THE ICE QUEEN, and once again Nancy Travis gave an amazing performance and captured the magic, passion, and sorrow of Alice Hoffman’s novel. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Book of Secrets
"The Ice Queen" is a clear reminder of why I like some of Hoffman's stuff ("The Dovekeepers") while some of it isn't worth bothering with. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shary
A very strange story, well written and held my interest. A women's read of love and weird. I will have to read more by this author.Published 7 months ago by S. Lee Schauer
I thought that this book was bizarre. I was glad to get to the end of it and probably should have stooped reading it sooner. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Brenda A. Copeland
Alice Hoffman once again weaves a dark tale with her own special magic. The aftermath of this tragic story leaves us with only a tiny silver lining. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Patricia
Okay this maybe my favorite Alice Hoffman book/ character! She's so different. It was only after reading the book that I discovered I never learned the main character's name. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Birdie
Started to read this book and ended up lending it to a fellow Book Club member who was going to visit relatives back East. Read morePublished 13 months ago by M. H. Church
I couldn't put this one down. This book was creative and entrancing. i loved the characters and how they shape eachother's lives. I know I'll reread this one many timesPublished 13 months ago by MMFerg