We’re chuffed to see reviews already rolling through for Kate Forsyth’s non-fiction collection The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythical Biography of the Maiden in the Tower.
First cab off the rank, Ashleigh Meikle says the book is: a well-written, intelligent collection of non-fiction writing exploring the evolution of the tale of Rapunzel … Kate’s distinctive writing style shines through, making reading this offering as enjoyable as her novels, and is an engaging read for anyone interested in the subject matter.
A brief one at The Quirky Library, in which the reader notes: It was a very enlightening piece that helped me understand the themes of the Rapunzel tale and why it has continued to play a large part in our fairytale history, its feminist retellings and also Forsyth’s research process.
Alexandra Pierce gave us an in-depth reading of the book, saying (among other things): Forsyth has made her research very readable … This isn’t academic-lite; it’s academic-approachable.
Cait Coker at The Future Fire decrees the book: a fascinating and readable collection, and if the material at times overlaps and repeats, the originality of the vast remainder is utterly absorbing. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in fairy tales, genre, or honestly, just writing.
At Goodreads, reader Liesa shared a wonderful review of the book, calling it “utterly compelling”.