[Read] ➫ Deerskin ➳ Robin McKinley – Marjoriejane.co.uk


Deerskin quotes Deerskin , litcharts Deerskin , symbolism Deerskin , summary shmoop Deerskin , Deerskin 4d7c2bdd As Princess Lissla Lissar Reaches Womanhood, It Is Clear To All The Kingdom That In Her Beauty She Is The Image Of Her Dead Mother, The Queen But This Likeness Forces Her To Flee From Her Father S Lust And Madness And In The Pain And Horror Of That Flight She Forgets Who She Is And What It Is She Flees From Forgets Almost Everything But The Love And Loyalty Of Her Dog, Ash, Who Accompanies Her But A Chance Encounter On The Road Leads To A Job In Another King S Kennels, Where The Prince Finds Himself Falling In Love With The New Kennel Maid And One Day He Tells Her Of A Princess Named Lissla Lissar, Who Had A Dog Named Ash.


10 thoughts on “Deerskin

  1. says:

    This book strikes such a discord in me that I have to start reviewing before actually finishing it Halfway through, the writing is beautiful, exquisite, but circles around and repeats itself so often I was on page 90 before anything had actually happened, which would be fine, except for the hazy treatment of rape and incest It doesn t capture the seriousness or tragedy And having finished it, I think the same Boring is a mild word for it I ve never read anything that dragged, and dragge This book strikes such a discord in me that I have to start reviewing before actually finishing it Halfway through, the writing is beautiful, exquisi...


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    McKinley has covered many fairytales in her novels, but this is the one that haunts me the most.Based on Perrault s Donkeyskin Deerskin is the story of princess Lissla Lissar, daughter of the most beautiful woman in the world Her mother s dying request is that her husband only marry a woman as beautiful as her and that becomes her daughter view spoiler Unnerved by her father s unnatural behaviour towards her Lissar tries to avoid him, but on her 17th birthday he breaks into her bedroom a McKinley has covered many fairytales in her novels, but this is the one that haunts me the most.Based on Perrault s Donkeyskin Deerskin is the story of princess Lissla Lissar, daughter of the most beautiful woman in the world Her mother s dying request is that her husband only marry a woman as beautiful as her and that becomes her daughter view spoiler Unnerved by her father s unnatural behaviour towards her Lissar tries to avoid him, but on her 17th birthday he breaks ...


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    1.99 Kindle sale, Feb 10, 2018 I give this older Robin McKinley dark fantasy novel a very qualified recommendation It s loosely based on the old Donkeyskin fairy tale and deals directly with unpleasant trigger themes rape, incest and miscarriage It s handled with sensitivity and might be cathartic for some readers, but it s definitely not light reading.Lissar is a young, shy princess with a drop dead gorgeous mother When her mother falls ill and dies, having lost the will to live because 1.99 Kindle sale, Feb 10, 2018 I give this older Robin McKinley dark fantasy novel a very qualified recommendation It s loosely based on the old Donkeyskin fairy tale and deals directly with unpleasant trigger themes rape, incest and miscarriage It s handled with sensitivity and might be cathartic for some readers, but it s definitely not light reading.Lissar is a young, shy princess with a drop dead gorgeous mother When her mother falls ill and dies, having lost the will to live because her illness sapped her beauty, the king is deeply distra...


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    Having just read and adored McKinley s Sunshine and The Blue Sword when I started this book, I was full of love for the author and expecting great things This book is a re telling of the Donkeyskin fairytale, which I actually do remember from when I was little, though I have to say the incestuous subtext did go completely over my head when I was 5 Princess Lissar Lisslar is a lonely and awkward child who grows up obscured by the shadow...


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    Originally reviewed on The Book Smugglers Trigger Warning Rape, abuse, incest Princess Lissla Lissar is the daughter of a heroic and handsome king, who won the hand of the most beautiful woman in the Seven Kingdoms Every night, Lissar listens to her nursemaid spin the same tale the story of her father, winning her mother s hand over the other six Kings by completing an impossible, superhuman task Every day and every night, Lissar hears the story of her mother s incredible beauty and her fa Originally reviewed on The Book Smugglers Trigger Warning Rape, abuse, incest Princess Lissla Lissar is the daughter of a heroic and handsome king, who won the hand of the most beautiful woman in the Seven Kingdoms Every night, Lissar listens to her nursemaid spin the same tale the story of her father, winning her mother s hand over the other six Kings by completing an impossible, superhuman task Every day and every night, Lissar hears the story of her mother s incredible beauty and her father s heroic deeds, and how much everyone in the kingdom loves their royal leaders On the rare occasions that Lissar gets to see her parents, or even interact with other children, she is always in the background, neglected and fo...


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    With Deerskin, Robin McKinley moved from writing award winning children s fiction The Hero and the Crown to writing adult fantasy In fact, this novel is so adult the story includes rape and incest that McKinley says it s the only book for which she s received hate mail Inspired by aspects of Donkeyskin, a little known fairy tale by Charles Perrault, the journey of heroine Lissla Lissar is a harrowing but deeply affecting story about the power of love and the possibility of healing from t With Deerskin, Robin McKinley moved from writing award winning children s fiction The Hero and the Crown to writing adult fantasy In fact, this novel is so adult the story includes rape and incest that McKinley says it s the only book for which she s received hate mail Inspired by aspects of Donkeyskin, a little known fairy tale by Charles Perrault, the journey of heroine Lissla ...


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    I am hurtin ways you cannot see, and that I cannot explain, even to myself, but only know that they are there, and a part of me, as much as my hands and eyes and breath are a part of me This book seemed like a less sophisticated ancestor of Tender Morsels I got a bundle deal on several of Mckinley s works and so I went into this novel with no idea what it was about It was a tiny bit of a shock.I really enjoyed this book It inspired a deeply emotional response Recently, I ve been less iI am hurtin ways you cannot see, and that I cannot explain, even to myself, but only know that they are there, and a part of me, as much as my hands and eyes and breath are a part of me This book seemed like a less sophisticated ancestor of Tender Morsels I got a bundle deal on several of Mckinley s works and so I went into this novel with no idea what it was about It was a tiny bit of a shock.I really enjoyed this book It inspired a deeply emo...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is one of my all time favorite books McKinley s writing is amazing, dreamlike, gut wrenching heartwarming and this book is not for everyone It has a very dark tone the first few chapters are very painful to read Your heart will be ripped to pieces several times before the book ends BUT despite all of this I found it to be a very uplifting story of triumph love.Deerskin is the story of Princess Lissar, who at first glance appears to live a charmed life Actually, once w This is one of my all time favorite books McKinley s writing is amazing, dreamlike, gut wrenching heartwarming and this book is not for everyone It has a very dark tone the first few chapters are very painful to read Your heart will be ripped to pieces several times before the book ends BUT despite all of this I found it to be a very uplifting story of triumph love.Deerskin is the story of Princess Lissar, who at first glance appears to live a charmed life Actually, once we dig a little deeper we realize Lissar is very alone isolated in her world Her parents don t seem to remember she exists...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Oh my, I scarcely know what to say about this book It s actually not quite 5 stars, but I d feel bad only giving it four.It s wrenching, maddening, lyrical, unflinchingly honest in the way of fairy tales, and it s terribly sad If it weren t for the dogs, I m not sure I could ve read it I knew it was about a woman who was raped by her father when I bought it It was on a list compiled by NPR of books about strong women That s why I bought it I thought I was prepared for it I work as a pract Oh my, I scarcely know what to say about this book It s actually not quite 5 stars, but I d feel bad only giving it four.It s wrenching, maddening, lyrical, unflinchingly honest in the way of fairy tales, and it s terribly sad If it weren t for the dogs, I m not sure I could ve read it I knew it was about a woman who was raped by her father when I bought it It was on a list compiled by NPR of books about strong women That s why I bought it I thought I was prepared for it I work as a practicing psychotherapist, and have sat in my office with women and men who have been through this same thing I have been enraged before by the way families and society b...


  10. says:

    McKinley s writing is amazing, dreamlike, gutwrenching heartwarming This book is not for everyone It has a very dark tone the first few chapters are very painful to read Your heart will be ripped to pieces several times before the book ends BUT despite all of this I found it to be a very uplifting story of triumph love It is the story of Princess Lissar, who at first glance appears to live a charmed life Actually, once we dig a little deeper we realize Lissar is very alon McKinley s writing is amazing, dreamlike, gutwrenching heartwarming This book is not for everyone It has a very dark tone the first few chapters are very painful to read Your heart will be ripped to pieces several times before the book ends BUT despite all of this I found it to be a very uplifting story of triumph love It is the story of Princess Lissar, who at first glance appears to live a charmed life Actually, once we dig a little deeper we r...


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