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Originally published as Honeybuzzard (LJ 1/1/67), Shadow Dance launched British author Carter's career, which she buttressed with The Magic Toyshop two years later. Both received praise from LJ's reviewers, especially the latter novel, which was hailed as an "extraordinary, even brilliant piece of writing" (LJ
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"A magic novel, sexy and eccentric, romantic and tricky."
Voice Literary Supplement
"Beneath its contemporary surface, this novel shimmers with blurred echoesfrom Lewis Carroll, from 'Giselle' and 'Coppelia,' Harlequin and Punch.
It leaves behind it a flavor, pungent and unsettling."
The New York Times Book Review
Book quality was great, in terms of binding and materials. I also really liked the book itself: it's highly engaging and intense. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bailey
An Angela Carter book is akin to a dream, where the everyday and ordinary can seamlessly slide into the surreal and fantastical, and sometimes into the nightmarish. Read morePublished 23 months ago by gammyraye
I love Angela Carter's short stories that appear in the Bloody chamber and the Fall River Axe Murder (stunning) but this was so darn stacked with so much that I couldn't get into... Read morePublished on August 16, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The writing in this book is beautiful but the story doesn't always work. The reader is in the head of a 15 year old girl most of the time. Read morePublished on August 7, 2013 by Renny
After I wrote a mock fairy tale a professor I had suggested I read Angela Carter. She felt that I would love the satire and female strength within her books. Read morePublished on June 28, 2013 by Crystal Lucero
I heard a story by Angela Carter on the BBC about a female vampire. I loved it and with the reviews I expected this to be just as good. It left me flat and bored. Read morePublished on April 2, 2013 by dreaming of the sun
My Goodness! This ended too soon. My heart is beating so hard for Victoria, Jonathon, Aunt Margaret, Francie & even the dog. Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by rainpebble
Angela Carter is one of my favorite authors. Her writing and use of language is truly astounding! Definitely highly recommended for fantasy lovers.Published on December 17, 2012 by Brenna Hanley