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This week's question is:  Do you enjoy reading retellings of, or 'sequels' to, classic novels? Why or why not? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)
 
 
MY ANSWER: When it comes to retellings, my brain automatically thinks fairy tales, and those I LOVE! I guess in terms of classic novels, I would pass on those. Though I do think of fairy tales as classics too. But say like all the Pride and Prejudice retellings and twists, those I pass on. Classic literary tales were never really my thing as much as I tried to read them.
 
I don't think I've ever come across a "sequel" to a classic, fairy tale or otherwise. It would be interesting to read a sequel to a fairy tale and see what happens after Happily Ever After!
 
 
 
 
 

10 comments:

  1. I'm the same with the Pride and Prejudice retellings. They don't really appeal to me at all but I do love fairy tale retellings!

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  2. I used to blow off fairy tale retellings, but have changed my mind. I have read several and loved them.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  3. I love fairy tale retellings as well. For classic retellings, I recently read Alice- an Alice in Wonderland retellings and Lost Boy- a Peter Pan retelling, both by Christina Henry. They were both dark but very well written!

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  4. I adore classic novels, so for me retellings of those are hit and miss. Some work well, but others are awful.

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  5. I love classic book retold. It's neat to see how today's authors would work the story. Also, combining classics is neat. Pride and Prometheus is one I'm looking forward to reading.

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  6. I'm not really interested in the classic literary retellings either, only in the fairytales and fantasies. I would love to read a sequel though, like maybe a book about the main character's children having adventures of their own.

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  7. I've been trying with the fairy tale retellings, but for some reason they just do not work for me! I'm going to keep trying though!

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  8. I love fairy tale retellings and classic retellings. I agree that some Pride & Prejudice retellings are not good, but there are some that are. It just depends on how well the retelling is written.

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  9. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for coming by my blog, Jessica.

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  10. I'm more of a fairy tale retelling person myself. I don't really get into the classic retellings. However, I am about to start reading a Romeo and Juliet retelling that sounds so fun - it involves rival chocolate business.

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