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THE RUMPELSTILTSKIN PROBLEM, Vivian Vande Velde

Yes, I know I said my review of Out of the Past would follow Shadow of the Queen. Unfortunately the holidays, illness and some writer’s block intervened. So, instead, you’re getting another book that inflicts much less strain on my brain’s logic centers (thanks, Vasquez and Bechko). Funnily enough, the title of this short-story collection could be an alternate to that of Once Upon A Time—The Rumpelstiltskin Problem.

Originally posted by thunderbirdthor

Anyone watching OUAT understands the Rumplestiltskin problem all too well (one that I continue to consider the best part of the show—is my bias showing yet?). But Vande Velde is addressing something else. In her preface, she highlights some details from the fairytale “Rumpelstiltskin” that are, let’s say, fairly questionable.

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