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Deerskin: Robin McKinley

I’ve already returned it to the library, otherwise I’d type up a paragraph to show you, but for now, here, I’ll try to write something that’s sort of, maybe, in the kind of complexity because it’s overwhelming, the complexity, and the sentences might be entire paragraphs, and they seemed endless, and now I’m going to jump back to the library because she did that a lot but I don’t have a reason to jump back to the library.

Showing of reviews. Barely alive, Lissar escapes with her dog Ash to find sanctuary in the mountains. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. It really got in the way of the story.

Robin McKinley, Deerskin

The story was also predictable, but when reading a retelling does that ever really matter? This book gave me all the feelz. Lissra is poignantly written and her brutal rape is delicately handled.

Throughout the novel, the king mdkinley his family of the sixth kingdom represent deerskkin sensible contrast to the proud, rich and beautiful elitists of Lissar’s homeland. While her mind buried the events of her past and she gradually came to know the truth, I was disappointed by the heavy guidance of a magic that dictated her actions.

Read like a fairy tale and was a slow fantasy, but Deerskn really did enjoy jckinley. I will not argue with anyone who thinks themselves threatened by what I have to say here, as my time and my mckin,ey are my own, and I will not spend it on sea lions and dog whistlers. Ammy saw the fear, and her friendly heart was shaken by the knowledge that any human creature could fear her own laughter.


Like all of her other works that I encounter, plan to encounter, and will inevitably reencounter, this is a play on a fairy tale, and the whole weight of Disney as a branch of the white supremacist patriarchy cannot erase the origins of a degradation many a society attempts to smother the evidence of today. ISFDB to the rescue! It is the story of Princess Lissar, who at first glance appears to live a charmed life.

Yes, I realise that this is the mckinlfy of every rape case, that in order to bring to justice the perpetrator, every rape victim has to re-live their ordeal in front of the police, relatives, lawyers, jury that is, after all, why so many choose not to report.


Turgid, lurid, soporific fluff. Many fantasy novels focus on evil as an external force, embodied in something else: After looking at the painting, she forces the king to swear that he will only remarry if he can find a bride more beautiful than she, and after he acquiesces, she dies.

But Deerskin takes us further into that story, showing us a royal couple obsessed with one another and a nation intoxicated by their glamour: There was a point where I felt slightly sick, reading what had happened to Lissar. Lissar’s connection to her canine companion is a huge part of what attracted me to this book, and kept me reading through the painful passages. So, if you’re up for an emotional read that is well worth the pain put a day aside to read this one, just make sure you have a box of Kleenex handy.

But make no mistake, this is a difficult book to read. On her deathbed, she exacts from her distraught husband a promise ceerskin remarry only a woman who equals the dying queen’s radiant beauty. I really appreciate it! With her loyal dog Ash at her side, Lissar finds refuge in the mountains where she has the chance to heal and start anew. Deerskin follows the story of a princess who looks so much like her dead mother that she is brutally raped nearly derrskin by her own father and, in a delirium, escapes to a magical-ish cabin in the mountains to wait out the winter with her super awesome fleethound.


It was a tiny bit of a shock. Why was the Mom Queen there?

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Mfkinley for every reader out there as it is pretty slow, but it’s just the story for this particular reader here. Possibly a windhund, or long haired whippet, based on the description, though various covers for this book have shown a greyhound and borzoi, respectfully. It inspired a deeply emotional response. Be the first to discover new talent!

Deerskin Critique 1 Mar 26, This is a character driven fantasy dream story. And Deers,in, to her horror, realises that her father has robon thinking of taking a new wife….

McKinley tells us that the floor gets used as an oracle because of the blood that is absorbed into magical moving patterns forever. Also her dead mom is evil and maybe haunting a painting. Note that this has nothing to do with any other part of the story.

If you are not yet coping with a sexual abuse trauma, don’t read this book. Apr 22, Didi rated it really liked it Shelves: Lissar tries to hide herself in her chambers, locking herself in, but on the third night her father enters the room through a forgotten door, and violently rapes Lissar and almost kills Ash.

As Philip Pullman discusses in his version of the story “Thousandfurs” and in general for Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimmthe magic of a fable lies in its tellingand Deerskin excels in this regard with its lush turns of phrase.