Apr. 4th, 2009

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Title: Singing Innocence and Experience
Author: Sonya Taaffe
Published: Prime Books, 2005
Rating: 5 of 5
Page Count: 272
Total Page Count: 71,184
Text Number: 208
Read For: reading mythpunk, checked out from the library
Short review: Sixteen short stories and a handful of poems, Singing Innocence and Experience is a collection of mythologies, retold or freshly imagined but in all cases humanized. The stories vary widely, from Orpheus's head found washed up on the seashore to a unicorn in the shape of the man, and all are written with lyrical prose and a strong sense of magic. All of the stories are a joy to read, but in a collection they sometimes suffer: when grouped together, there is not enough time to appreciate each story individually. Nonetheless, enthusiastically recommended.

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Review posted here on Amazon.

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