Caged Bird Rising. A Grim Tale of Women, Wolves, and other Beasts by Nino DeliaCaged Bird Rising. A Grim Tale of Women, Wolves, and other Beasts by Nino Delia

Caged Bird Rising. A Grim Tale of Women, Wolves, and other Beasts

byNino Delia

Paperback | August 26, 2015

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Title:Caged Bird Rising. A Grim Tale of Women, Wolves, and other BeastsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.59 inPublished:August 26, 2015Publisher:Ylva Verlag e.Kfr.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:3955333191

ISBN - 13:9783955333195

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good story idea but not well executed I really wanted to like this story; the idea was appealing but for me the result was a frustrating and disappointing read and not on par with the other stories in the Twice Told Tales - Lesbian Retellings series; I recommend the other two books in the series but not this one. I did like the characters’ names being drawn from several fairy tales so it wasn’t exclusively a Red Riding Hood retelling. The main male character is particularly easy to dislike; I imagined him as the worst possible version of Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, far from any kind of Disneyfication. The story reads as though translated into English with odd word choices or wording that is atypical of North American spoken English. The misogyny in the book has a purpose but is so pervasive that it tips the scales away from the story resolving in a satisfactory and satisfying way; with so much emphasis on that in the story it felt like an out of place title for a lesbian fiction publisher to produce and sell. In addition to the unusual wording there well several typos that were distracting me further in my reading, adding to challenge of continuing to read and eventually finish the book. I would be curious to read other work by this author for the sake of comparison but do not recommend this story unless you’ve got the stamina to read women raised to be of mindless service to men and the polar opposite of empowered, in a society that embraces and encourages this kind of mindset and sexism. The stars in my rating are for the story idea itself because handled differently it could have been a compelling and much more enjoyable story to read, its lessons more effectively delivered.
Date published: 2018-03-15