Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M. Valente
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a surprising little read. From the very first few paragraphs, I was already hooked by the most horrific concept of all: GATED COMMUNITIES.
*shudder* *double shudder*
The whole Stepford Wife thing made me shiver with fear, too, but it wasn't until the whole (view spoiler)[Bluebeard's Wife (hide spoiler)] reveal that I really started to freak out. After that, of course, was delicious. As delicious as a certain apple in a certain garden.
The full scope of this Gated Community Horror is nicely mythic, sitting right on the edge of Fae and the Bible, and I thought it was deliciously evil.
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