Book Review – Thursday Thistle
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Author: August V Fahren
Living with her father and mean and slutty stepsisters after her stepmother had run off with a Pink Floyd cover band, Thursday Thistle’s life was a living hell. Reflecting on simpler times, she decided to escape into her favorite movie – Snow White. She falls asleep and upon waking a mouse introduces her to a world forgotten by most. Here she must help them find Princess Monday in a land of fairytales gone bizzaro. But how can Thursday, with only her sketchpad and wits, survive in a fantasy world of magic and torture?
August V Fahren’s “Thursday Thistle” is a Bizzaro fiction mashup of a number of fairytales – Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, you name it. It bizzaro fashion, nothing is really as it seems and each chapter introduces Thursday to the various magical but mostly degenerately evil princesses out for either Thursday’s destruction or capture and lifetime of servitude.
I imagine this must be what a drug induced nightmare through classic fairy tales would be like. Morphing maggots into midgets and other extreme and strange happenings typical of this genre abound. Though she is a part of the “normal world”, Thursday seems none the worse for wear or really surprised when coming across these various characters. I think anyone of these encounters could have been an entire novel in and of itself and I would have rated this book higher had there been perhaps fewer of them explored more in depth. None-the-less, Thursday Thistle is a bargain at $0.99 for fans of this genre.
Note: A complimentary copy of this work was provided in return for a review.