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Espresso Recommendations

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Contents: 901 recs in 208 fandoms; 64 links

Beauty and the Beast

In a Dark Wood by Sheldrake

'She cannot absolutely say that he is finned, or winged, or hoofed. And yet, she cannot absolutely say that he isn't.' A lovely combination of the surreal & the matter of fact marks this dreamlike version of 'The Beauty and the Beast'

[Added 03/01/2007; Drama; 2500-6000; Beauty and the Beast]

Invisible by Miss Lanyon

'I remember. I was engaged to the miller's son, but he had not been caught by the Change. He had married the blacksmith's daughter less than a week after we disappeared.' An unusual take on the Disney incarnation of the 'Beauty and the Beast' tale, which focuses on the plight of the invisible servants. The ending is a little too clearly signalled, perhaps, but getting there is satisfying

[Added 28/05/2012; Romance/Erotica; 2500-6000; Beauty and the Beast]

Rough Diamond by Lyrstzha

'Stories are sleek and round on the tongue and in the mind, perfect circles of meaning, but truth is mostly far more unsatisfying and messy.' A novel retelling of 'The Beauty and the Beast'. Clever & charming. Highly recommended

[Added 03/01/2007; Drama; 2500-6000; Beauty and the Beast]