The Gap of Time- A Disappointing Tale

    The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson is a retelling of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.  I was intrigued by the idea of a modern recreation of this classic story.  It was an unfortunate choice of literature.  The Gap of Time uses the cookie cutter ideas of current bestseller drivel encased in simplistic vocabulary.
Repeated use of obscenity and salacious lifestyles are two of the hot buttons that drive today’s fiction market. Add an ineffective psychologist to the mix and you have the perfect recipe for today’s publisher to snap to attention. The only thing lacking was a zombie or two.
It was an utter disappointment.
I received this book from Blogging for books in exchange for this review.

 

The Time Garden- a review


The Time Garden by Daria Song is a whimsical picture story. A child discovers a cuckoo clock. Fascinated, the girl spies a fairy winding the clock.  When the fairy sprints away, the child follows her through visions of a surreal world. The pages are large and extra thick intended for coloring. Of course, one can also enjoy this beautifully illustrated tale in black and white. Observing that this work was originally published in Korean makes it even more interesting. Be sure to look for the owl that peeks into the story from time to time.

I received this book for free from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.