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Thewanderingjew

Thewanderingjew

A sometimes sober, sometimes tongue in cheek, retelling of childhood fairytales for adults.

A Wild Swan: And Other Tales - Michael Cunningham

"A Wild Swan: And Other Tales" by Michael Cunningham; Lili Taylor and Billy Hough, narrators
This brief, clever and creative re-imagining of childhood fairytales for adults is entertaining. I found some interesting, some humorous, some philosophical and some, truthfully, a bit pointless. Still, it was in interesting respite from the hassles of everyday life, and I enjoyed wondering how the tales would be reshaped. Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk and the Monkey’s Paw are just three of the many presented in a different version than we originally read them as children.