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Originally published as Honeybuzzard (LJ 1/1/67), Shadow Dance launched British author Carter's career, which she buttressed with The Magic Toyshop two years later. Both received praise from LJ's reviewers, especially the latter novel, which was hailed as an "extraordinary, even brilliant piece of writing" (LJ
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"A magic novel, sexy and eccentric, romantic and tricky."
Voice Literary Supplement
"Beneath its contemporary surface, this novel shimmers with blurred echoesfrom Lewis Carroll, from 'Giselle' and 'Coppelia,' Harlequin and Punch.
It leaves behind it a flavor, pungent and unsettling."
The New York Times Book Review
its a great book and i feel that reading it leaves you with a feeling of'wow what was all that about? Read morePublished on April 25 2003
Angela Carter has never failed to impress me. Her imagination knows no limits -- and she illustrates the same whenever she explores the realm of magical realism in her novels. Read morePublished on April 16 2003 by CoffeeGurl
A tour de force for Angela Carter. This novel is a perfectly formed gem cut in the inimitable Carter style. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2002 by Reverend_Maynard
Angela Carter was a genius. The book is written in a very floral, descriptive language that perhaps wth other writers would present a shallow novel. Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2002
It's truly excellent because of the fairy tale/children's story element. It's also a story about life in England for young people in the early 70's. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2002 by R. Gahan
i have given this book away too many times - from now on, i'm keeping mine and buying new ones for my friends and lovers. i adore angela. i *ADORE* this book. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2002 by blah
Of all of Carter's books this one retains an extra certain kind of charm, perhaps because it plays on this children's book format thing. Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2001 by sharon thomas
This early Angela Carter novel is one of her simplist and best. I recently read a book , SIGHTS by Susanna Vance, that carries on Carter's otherworldly tradition of writing.Published on May 23 2001