06 August 2015

A Thousand Nights; E.K. Johnston

A Thousand NightsA Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An interesting version of the One Thousand and One Nights, minus the 1,001 stories. Even more interesting is that the narrator is, like Jane Eyre, never described except in relationship to others (nor is she ever named). Instead of Scheherazade telling tales like Aladdin we hear about the life the narrator left, the smallgods her family worshipped and the family history. At times I wished for more obvious parallels to the original, if only to introduce younger readers to it. Still, highly recommended.

ARC provided by publisher.

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