Go go Goodreads go: “From familiar fairy tales and legends – Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves – Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.”
Absorbing? Perhaps. Too many bloody words in these bloody chambers, most certainly! But the lady does love an extended metaphorical conceit and like building a lego castle you need a lot of blocks to do that!