Jessica Palmer's insanely whacky Fractious Fairy Tales has been given its first review on amazon - and it's a solid five-stars.
"Terry Pratchett was renowned for taking familiar tales and converting them into comforting metaphors in the Discworld. That is not the way of Jessica Palmer.
Rather, she takes the crumbling skeletons of childhood fairy stories
and fleshes them with satirical icons from the modern world to create a
universe that is not Grimm but GRIM.
An author with many genres to
her credit, from teen fantasy, through textbooks and cultural analysis.
But this collection has more in common with her early horror work,
twisted with a warped sense of humour that befits the daughter of a
As with her other recent collection, "Other Visions of Heaven
and Hell", you should leave your preconceptions on the coffee table.
You will not, and could not, have anticipated this. But you will enjoy