What are some good adult fairy tale style books? When the writing is wondrous yet aimed at a mature audience first and foremost.
This is true in a sense that good fiction can be good across the board, have an upvote. But this thread is about modern approaches and "aimed at mature audience first and foremost" type of stuff.
>Alright, Kristen, lay back on that couch we found in the dumpster. Give me that 'I just shot up' look. Yeah that's it. A bit less eyes, a bit more teeth. Perfect. Alright, cameraman. I want a medium shot with her grubby knees in the foreground, and her head a third of the way down. Got it? Good. Cinematographer, what is it going to look like?
>Like literal piss. Like we are watching everything through a haze of urine. Like Piss Christ but Piss Mary Magdalene.
>Perfect. And action.
Same here, I specially dislike latin american lit, it's all the same shit and usually it's all about >muh poor life in bumfuck nowhere >how can I make this book even more provincian >hurr durr.
But trust us on this one. Their magical realism is indeed top tier.
Neil Gaiman's Stardust
I thought it was some shitty YA work, but it surprisingly captivated me for the short novel it was -- worth a read.
In a somewhat ironic way (not sure if he's going for that) he takes the architecture of fairy tales (the whole "here's your main character, here's the magical forest, oh and did I mention some mysterious witch? And throw some romance in there too, oh don't forget about "The End.") and makes it better