Deerskin [Robin Mckinley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “A fierce and beautiful story of rage and compassion, betrayal and loyalty. Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Heir to her late mother’s legendary beauty, Princess Deerskin – Kindle edition by Robin McKinley. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note. Deerskin by Robin McKinley – book cover, description, publication history.

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She told the story very well, as she thought of it; unfortunately all the sentiments were contrived and false.


And yet when I read it in this book, I was so upset I had to stop reading for a while. All I know is that he doesn’t seem to suffer or die or anything that the reader would want. McKinley has covered many fairytales in her novels, but this is the one that haunts me the most. I don’t really like dogs and haven’t spent much time around them, but Lissar is a Dog Robln, and it changes her life, and you can feel that. Notify me of new comments via email.

However, I slogged through and found that Part Two was much lovelier and worth the wait. I couldn’t believe the main character at all.

She is a humble, shy, curious girl who would rather garden and play with her dog than spend money or order others around. McKinley thankfully choose to tell the more optimistic version of the tale. I didn’t really see overarching reason for their actions at any point.

Children and Young Adult Literature portal. That’s why I bought it. You probably have to at least like dogs to truly enjoy this book: Pages with related products.


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As much deesrkin I like McKinley, and as much as I enjoyed Part Two of the novel, I have to mckihley it lower since the beginning and end weren’t as pleasing. I really enjoyed this book. After spending the winter recovering, Deerskin feels compelled to return to Ossin’s city, following an urgent ny. It lives on the breaths I breathe and the food I eat; the blood my heart pumps reaches all of me, into all my hidden crevices, from my scalp to my heels.

The queen also orders a portait to be painted, depicting her at the apex of her glory and, as her dying wish, extracts a promise from her husband that he would not marry again unless his new wife was no less beautiful than herself. And in this, McKinley has truly succeeded.

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. Wonderful, I tell you!

The sentences mckinlsy all grammatically correct, but seriously there was so many asides and jumping back and forth that I had to read a lot of them several times before I could grasp the overall gist of it. Now, don’t get me wrong – Bg do not shy away from gore in novels, but I expect it to make some sense or cause me to feel something other than disgust. Inher first novel, Beautywas accepted by the first publisher she sent it to, and she began her writing career, at age This usually irritates me a lot, but Lissar is very self-focused for obvious reasons so I was ok with it, but definitely felt the lack of a cast of fun characters.


It’s bad enough that I have to pick apart my students at work for hurling the orbin “triggered” around, as if it wasn’t scary enough for bu and TW: Set up a giveaway.

I work as a practicing psychotherapist, and have sat in my office with women and men who have been through this same thing. Possibly a windhund, or long haired whippet, based on the description, though various covers for this book have shown a greyhound and borzoi, respectfully. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. McKinley’s view of trauma – rape, incest, miscarriage – is absolute crap and offensive to people who have roobin been through those things.

Deerskin: Robin McKinley – The Idle Woman

I’ve read a fair amount of McKinley, but many years ago when I dferskin as experienced a writer. I still don’t get it. She lives with her husband, the English writer Peter Dickinson.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I don’t know if I’ll read Deerskin again in the near future – most likely not. Over the years she has worked as an editor and transcriberresearch assistantbookstore clerkteacher and counseloreditorial assistantbarn managerfree-lance editorand full-time writer.

And here I was, excited to treat myself to a “trashy fantasy book” Oh my, I scarcely know what to say about this book.

They were ways of rationalising the brutalities of life, of creating a happy ending beyond the horrific events that might be suffered.