Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Review: Little Women and Werewolves by Louisa May Alcott and Porter Grand

Book Info:

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Del Rey (May 4, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345522605
ISBN-13: 978-0345522603
Review Copy: Pub. via Librarything Early Reviewers

What I Thought:

Those of you who have been around TCBL long enough know that I enjoy mashups. I was really excited when I won this one from Librarything because...Little Women was one of my favorite books growing up! (I also want to collect like ALL the mashups! If you have one you might want to trade let me know...) I was not dissapointed with this one... other mashup fans like myself should check this one out! Yes, this is a short review. I'm not really sure that there is much you can really say about this type of book; either you like it or you don't right?

About The Book:
(from Amazon)

A literary landmark—the original, suppressed draft of the classic novel!

Little Women is a timeless classic. But Louisa May Alcott’s first draft—before her editor sunk his teeth into it—was even better. Now the original text has at last been exhumed. In this uncensored version, the March girls learn some biting lessons, transforming from wild girls into little women—just as their friends and neighbors transform into vicious, bloodthirsty werewolves!

Here are tomboy Jo, quiet Beth, ladylike Amy, and good-hearted Meg, plus lovable neighbor Laurie Laurence, now doomed to prowl the night on all fours, maiming and devouring the locals. As the Civil War rages, the girls learn the value of being kind, the merits of patience and grace, and the benefits of knowing a werewolf who can disembowel your teacher.

By turns heartwarming and blood-curdling, this rejuvenated classic will be cherished and treasured by those who love a lesson in virtue almost as much as they enjoy a good old-fashioned dismemberment.

Includes the original letter from Alcott’s editor, telling her not to even think about it!

About The Author:

Porter Grand holds an A.S. in liberal arts and a Bachelor's and Doctoral in Theology. She has worked, among other jobs, as a waitress, bartender, carnival barker, go-go dancer, shampoo girl, welfare caseworker, and reference librarian. She writes daily in the Huntsburg, Ohio, farmhouse where she lives with her husband, two extraordinary dogs, and two cats—but no werewolves.

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