Book Blogger Hop
Happy Friday everyone!
Today we are part of the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
This weeks question was submitted by A Night’s Dream of Books. They ask,
Do you enjoy retellings of, or “sequels” to, classic novels? Why or why not?
In answer, I love retellings of classic novels or fairy tales! I enjoy when authors take a world or characters I’m already familiar of, and flip that familiarity on its head. I recently read Alice by Christina Henry, review to come soon, and it was an amazing retelling of Alice in Wonderland. It had all the familiar character names- Alice, Cheshire, the Jaberwakie- but in none of the familiar settings.
What I love most about retellings of these classic stories is, it does a lot to modernize and increase interest in them. Pride and Prejudice might be too dense for a new reader to jump into feet first, but Pride and Prejudice and Zombies may be an easier way to introduce readers to the writing style and characters, while engaging new reader’s attentions.
What do you think? Are you a fan of retellings? Do you think it modernizes the book or does it interfere with what made the story a classic in the first place? Leave me a comment and let me know!