In my perusing used book stores lately, I have been lucky to come across some older books that are much harder to find in the traditional book store. One of these books was Tam Lin by Pamela Dean one of the Fairy Tale series edited by Terri Windling (whom I ADORE). The story is based on the Scottish poem The Ballad of Tam Lin, which being one of my favorites mad this a very intriguing book. What did I think of this ambitious work? Well first, as always SPOILERS AHEAD!
Chaucer, Dante, Austen and of course Shakespeare. The idea of the fae running around, living everyday life is always and intriguing idea and has me day dreaming about meeting up with my own personal otherworlder in various situations. I'm not doing a very good job explaining what I mean, but...yeah...so overall this book was frustrating, but I am glad I read it. I would recommend it to anybody who has a degree in classic literature, has a bit of patience, and understands that a person can like a book much more after they have put it down for a while. I give it 6 out of 10 thundering steeds.