Some Kind of Fairy Tale

by Graham Joyce | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0575115289 Global Overview for this book
Registered by faerie-glen of Ulm, Baden-Württemberg Germany on 3/16/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by faerie-glen from Ulm, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, March 16, 2013


SOME KIND OF FAIRY TALE is a very English story. A story of woods and clearings, a story of folk tales and family histories. It is as if Neil Gaiman and Joanne Harris had written a fairy tale together.

It is Christmas afternoon and Peter Martin gets an unexpected phonecall from his parents, asking him to come round. It pulls him away from his wife and children and into a bewildering mystery.

He arrives at his parents' house and discovers that they have a visitor. His sister Tara. Not so unusual you might think, this is Christmas after all, a time when families get together. But twenty years ago Tara took a walk into the woods and never came back and as the years have gone by with no word from her the family have, unspoken, assumed that she was dead. Now she's back, tired, dirty, dishevelled, but happy and full of stories about twenty years spent travelling the world, an epic odyssey taken on a whim.

But her stories don't quite hang together and once she has cleaned herself up and got some sleep it becomes apparent that the intervening years have been very kind to Tara. She really does look no different from the young women who walked out the door twenty years ago. Peter's parents are just delighted to have their little girl back, but Peter and his best friend Richie, Tara's one time boyfriend, are not so sure. Tara seems happy enough but there is something about her. A haunted, otherworldly quality. Some would say it's as if she's off with the fairies. And as the months go by Peter begins to suspect that the woods around their homes are not finished with Tara and his family...

Released 6 yrs ago (4/19/2013 UTC) at Norgeshus (BC Convention 2013) in Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden

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Released at the 2013 Convention in Göteborg.

Journal Entry 3 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, April 19, 2013
I loved the look of this book, and what it reads on the blurb - thus I will give it a chance.
Nice to meet you over the book table...

Note to self: going to babelfisk after I have read the it.

Journal Entry 4 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Saturday, March 14, 2015
I have just finished this book, and for some reason it did take me some time. Off course this could be due to the fact that it's been my bedtime reading, and I've been really tired lately..
I quite enjoyed the book, the mix between fairy tale and real life worked for me.

Now i just need to get hold of the address to the next reader.

Journal Entry 5 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Saturday, May 02, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (5/2/2015 UTC) at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway

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I hope you enjoy this rather strange book. I did.

Journal Entry 6 by babelfisk at Jönköping, Småland Sweden on Sunday, May 10, 2015
The book arrived here a couple of days ago. Thanks faerie-glen and Haugtussa for sharing!

Journal Entry 7 by babelfisk at Jönköping, Småland Sweden on Tuesday, November 01, 2016
It's different, sweet and enchanting. Very nice!

Journal Entry 8 by babelfisk at Jönköping, Småland Sweden on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (4/10/2017 UTC) at Jönköping, Småland Sweden

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On its way to Nordpirat

Journal Entry 9 by Nordpirat at Bromma, Stockholm Sweden on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Arrived. Thanks a lot babelfisk!

Journal Entry 10 by Nordpirat at Bromma, Stockholm Sweden on Friday, March 30, 2018
I couldn't really take a liking for this story. Perhaps because I didn't really care for any of the characters. Almost all of them annoyed me (perhaps with the exception of Zoe, Jack and mrs Larwood). At the end of the book I just felt like "Well, good riddance!"

Journal Entry 11 by Nordpirat at Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on Friday, April 06, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (4/6/2018 UTC) at Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden

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