|Diane Purkiss, Anyone?
||[Mar. 29th, 2005|09:48 pm]
Fairy Folklore and Research
It's been a while...thought I would throw out another question/item for debate on this lovely community.
At the Bottom of the Garden by Diane Purkiss
Good? Bad? Ugly?
I like the book, myself. I found it filled with interesting bits of information regarding my scary faery interests, among other things.
I hadn't heard of it before seeing this post, but out of curiosity I looked it up and Amazon and read the reviews there, and was intrigued enough to add it to my wish list.
Most of the author's other books seem to be pretty scholarly, and although this title got mixed reviews, some of the negative ones were the sort that make me want to buy the book - things along the lines of "It's too academic" and "It's too dark - I though fairies were supposed to be nice!" Some kinds of negative reviews speak better for a book than positive ones.
Anyway, I thought it sounded interesting, but I'd be very interested in hearing more detail from you and anyone else here who's read it.
2005-07-04 06:25 am (UTC)
Not familiar with the books ...
But I'm rather fond of the 'scary fairy' or rather 'taking them that's in it for what they're known for.' I've had a fluffer in town call me names for suggesting that the Morrigu might drink blood - as she did at both Battles of Magd Tuiread. Or that Gruageach and Each Uisce might be dangerous to attempt to contact - that whole eating you except for your liver bit - oh no, the "fay-er-ies" are all nice and want to be our fwiends ...