One of four books that changed her, as shared at the Sydney Morning Herald:
The Bloody Chamber & Other StoriesRead about the other books on the list.
When I was little I made up my own fairy tales, and the ghostly echo of "Once upon a time" shapes all the fiction I've ever written. But it wasn't until I read this explosion of a collection that I realised how much could be done to fairy tales, and how much they could do to me. Carter taught me the anatomy of the fairy tale and how to make use of the viscera.
The Bloody Chamber is among Stephanie Feldman's ten creepiest books and Jonathan Stroud's favorite fantasy books.