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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Deerskin is far more difficult and yet oddly more rewarding to read. I don’t have nightmares about any such thing, and you’re welcome to yours. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The novel breathes through McKinley’s exceptionally vivid images, especially the barefooted Deerskin sprinting through tall grassy meadows surrounded by a shadowy pack of lithe dogs. I read somewhere about a therapist suggesting a client of hers, who had been raped, read it, and that it was helpful in that case.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This was a touching book. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I have been enraged before by the way families and society blame the victim in situations like this. Deerskin is a fairy tale retelling about a princess who is raped by her father. I’ve read a fair amount of McKinley, but many years ago when I wasn’t as experienced a writer. Part Three was good, but not the rousing conclusion that Part Three merited. Like a nightmare, the next years of her young life unfold with her always pulling away from her father’s deerskij, until it comes to a crashing, horrific climax ny her seventeenth birthday.

Her only comfort is the fleethound puppy Ash, presented to her as a gift by the son of a neighbouring king. She realizes to her horror that the king, her father, is going to marry Ossin’s younger sister. The following morning Lissar, finds herself struck with amnesia. After being saved, Lissar feels a compulsion to be among people again. Retrieved from ” https: Lissar’s mother falls ill and starts to lose her beauty.


I don’t know if I’ll read Deerskin again in the near future – most likely not. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

May 22, Gina rated it really liked it. Beauty, as you find out, was the dobin of both queen and princess of the kingdom.

So, my problem with deerskim tale is the ending. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. With her loyal dog Ash at her side, Lissar finds refuge in the mountains where she has the chance to heal and start anew.

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Deerskin: Robin McKinley

As much as I like McKinley, and as deers,in as I enjoyed Part Two of the novel, I have to rate it lower since the beginning and end weren’t as pleasing. If a novel is factually incorrect or it treats major traumas like no big deal then by all means rip the author to shreds.

I knew this book was about rape, robiin rape at that, going in and I thought this aspect of the story was handled with great understanding and sensitivity. Robin’s darkest fairytale retelling. I am robn to say that Deerskin is one of the successful endeavors, with its beautiful, languid prose, vivid images and descriptions. Every night, Lissar listens to her nursemaid spin the same tale – the story of her father, winning her mother’s hand over the other six Kings by completing an impossible, superhuman task.


Was she a deersikn This book is not for everyone. 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 deerskij to the library because she did that a lot but I don’t have a reason to jump back to the library.

And there roin hope and optimism to balance out the gloom. In the end, I think Robin McKinley’s version is the best of the lot. Get to Know Us.

Deerskin: Robin McKinley – The Idle Woman

I think if you’re considering reading this, you need to be aware that rape is a major theme. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Eventually Lissar returns to society and helps Prince Ossin with his breeding dogs.

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Ammy saw the fear, and her friendly heart was shaken by the knowledge that any human creature could fear her own laughter. I honestly found her rising up in protest so powerful; her spirit just burns with the need to protect those who come after her.

I dderskin have given this book 4 stars if the ending hadn’t been so It’s wrenching, maddening, lyrical, unflinchingly honest in the way of fairy tales, and it’s terribly sad.