Title

Fear The Fearies!

Christopher Fowler
51PwjgrNQcL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_SX385_SY500_CR,0,0,385,500_SH20_OU02_ I recently wrote a short story for...

Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome

It's a compendium of traditional tales and their modern counterparts, edited by Stephen Jones. Here's a bit of a review (I've lost the details of where it came from): 'As with any anthology of fiction, there are always one or two stand-out pieces. With
Fearie Tales, the stand-outs are absolute gems, amidst a stellar line-up of authors, from two less likely suspects. The first is Christopher Fowler's "The Ash-Boy". Fowler is probably best known for his quirky crime novels starring the elderly detective duo Bryant and May, but his roots lie in the horror genre, and it's one he still frequently visits. In this case, Fowler tells the story of Cinderella with a twist. But it's the final few paragraphs, where we realise that we're listening to a father tell this story to his young daughter, that packs the punch and sets this apart from the other stories in the book.' Nice review, nice book. Something to make the child in your life afraid.

Comments

Jo W (not verified) Wed, 18/12/2013 - 09:16

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Thanks,Admin. Just been to the 'A' website and viewed the sample story there. If they're all like that then I definitely have to put it on my wish list!

Dan Terrell (not verified) Wed, 18/12/2013 - 13:31

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It sounds good and I've added it to my Amazon cart.
My only worry is climbing up the ladder to add it to my stack of unread and hardly-begun books, which is tall enough to block much of the sun. I've developed a librarian pale.

Ford (not verified) Wed, 18/12/2013 - 18:28

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How weird! I catalogued that at work today!

Stephen Groves (not verified) Thu, 19/12/2013 - 08:05

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Hi Chris,
Read the story ,loved it .Didn't expect the ending.Great stuff.

All best
STALKY