Monday, April 27, 2015

Little Women Month: March

The final installment of Little Women Month takes us into the heart of Geraldine Page’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “March”, which takes us into events in the life of Mr. March while he serves as an army chaplain in the Civil War.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Little Women Month: The Little Women by Katharine Weber

The modern AU - it's a trope that's intrigued fans since the dawn of time. There’s been no shortage of “The Marches get transported to modern times” - style fanfic published by fans through private means, but not many professional looks at the idea.  What makes Katharine Weber’s novel is that it's not just a modern retelling of Little Women - it's the first to tell the story in a fresh way.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Little Women Month: Lusty Little Women by Margaret Pearl

Here’s something you don’t see every day.

Not a sexy version of a more staid novel – that gained popularity just after Linda Bedoll scored a minor hit with ‘Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife.”  This resulted in multiple spicy slices of Pemberley life as well as sexied-up versions of Sense and Sensibility, Wuthering Heights …and Little Women.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Little Women Month: Little Women and Werewolves by Louisa May Alcott and Porter Grand

For the first entry in this month’s Little Women Month, I’ll be looking at the mashup novel “Little Women and Werewolves”, by Louisa May Alcott…and Porter Grand

My oh my.  How in the world did a book like this get published?  It’s easy enough to figure out if you look at the trends that were popular at the time of its release.   First there was “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, which became an unexpected runaway hit.  Soon afterwards, bookstores were awash in novels like “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters” and “Android Karenina.”  While P&P&Z managed to spoof the novel while injecting sci-fi and horror elements,  Little Women and Werewolves takes the Android Karenina route – it takes large swaths of Louise May Alcott’s writing and interjects vignettes with werewolves in it.