Review: ‘The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales’ by Kirsty Logan

When I spotted this on my shelf I was hit by how far overdue I was to read it. This was a gift several Christmases ago. I was in the mood for some fairytales and just dove straight in. This review will not be in any great depth, but just to record some surface thoughts and feelings.

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These stories were pretty delightful. Perfect for those little free moments for dipping into, most are very short, but packed with a lot of plot and intense imagery. Several of them tugged on my heartstrings, and there is some incredibly tightly-packed beautiful prose here.

Overall, I preferred Logan’s novel The Gracekeepers for the expansion of character and world building it has the space to do. Some of these stories felt rushed through to me – a lot happens in a short space of the page which I would have enjoyed being lingered over. This could be a product of how I read them though – I took these stories like shots, intense and fast.

2017-03-03

Book Only

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