[ARC] Bull by David Elliott


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Bull is a poem retelling of the myth about Theseus and the Minotaur. In this retelling the setting is the original one (no change in the setting or in the characters), the author chooses to focus also in moments that the original story does not deal with: Asterion’s young adulthood and relationships between characters.

The story’s pace is given by Poseidon’s comments, cynical, ironical and deeply funny. The god of the sea chooses which voice to listen to, and by doing so he shows us the characters involved in the story (Minos, Pasiphae, Asterion, Ariadne, Daedalus).

The book is made of poetry monologues – the characters does not interact with dialogues – and the verses structure is specific for the single characters, the only one that is not bound by a scheme is, obviously, Poseidon.

I liked Bull because it’s funny and engaging, the fact that it is a poem does not impede the reading, on the contrary it allows the reader to insert some captivating sentences.

Thanks to the publisher for providing me the copy necessary to write this review.

* Bull by David Elliott ★★★★☆

*I read this book in english

[Intervista] Becca Price


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Becca Price è autrice di due raccolte di fiabe per bambini: “Fairies and fireflies” e “Dragon and Dreams” di cui ho rispettivamente parlato qui e qui.

Entrambe le raccolte sono molto curate nello stile e contengono racconti delicati e molto gradevoli.

Con altri tre blogger abbiamo chiesto un’intervista alla scrittrice che, gentilissima, ha accettato di rispondere alle nostre domande.Abbiamo toccato vari temi (autopubblicazione, illustrazioni, elementi mitologici ed evoluzione della fiaba e messaggi che comunica), il risultato è denso ma molto ricco di spunti.

Riporto qui sotto l’intervista – prima la traduzione in italiano e poi il testo originale – pubblicata anche nei blog di Chagall, Oedipa Drake e Tintaglia.

Le immagini sono tratte da Wikipedia.

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[Interview] Becca Price


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Becca Price is the author of two fairy tales collections: “Fairies and fireflies” and “Dragon and Dreams” I talked about here and here.

Both the collections contains delightful tales and are very well-finished.

Me and other three blogger who read both the books  asked the author for an interview, and she agreed to answer our questions.
We asked about different topics (selfpublish, illustrations,mythological elements, evolution of the fairy tale and message it conveys), the output is dense but very rich in content.

Here follows the interview – before the italian translated version and then the english original one – that is published also in the blogs by Chagall, Oedipa Drake and Tintaglia.

Images from Wikipedia.

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