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Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows.
A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island.
A boy is worried his sister has two souls.
A couple are rewriting the history of the world.
And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium.
The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night is a collection of twelve haunting stories; modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls.
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December 10, 2017
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night is a collection of short stories based around the concept of fairy tales and magical realism in the contemporary world. We have people who use animal hearts to gain love and affe...
December 04, 2017
This is perhaps the strangest and most beautiful anthology I have ever read. Strange and beautiful in equal measure, as the two battle each other for dominance in this expertly delivered series of short tales.
Each of the stories, contained within, had a bizarre focus and a whimsical vibe that mad...
January 21, 2018
Really, really enjoyed this. It was magical, imaginative and wonderful.
January 02, 2018
Reader: please be aware that Jen Campbell did not like my review of her short stories which follows; in fact, she removed me as a friend here on Goodreads because of it. I would like it to be known - although it should already be obvious - that all of the reviews which I write express my own pers...
August 24, 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed this - beautifully written, with a great mix of fantastical, surreal and more realist stories. My favourite story was probably 'Jacob', but the title story, 'The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night' was definitely a close second.
September 18, 2017
* I was sent this for free from the publisher *
This book is one I have been highly anticipating since I first followed Jen on Youtube as she's a wonderful lady filled with bizarre but beautiful ideas. I just knew this collection would be one I really enjoyed, and there was so much in this that I...
November 09, 2017
This was a strange book. It's full of modern day fairy tales. It's magical, its whimsical, there's a lovely way with the words but some of it is very disturbing. The first story Animals about buying animal hearts from the internet, heart transplants and even eating them just weirded me out.
September 02, 2017
Well, that was amazing.
November 02, 2017
I’ve been a fan of watching Jen Campbell’s histories of fairy tales on her YouTube channel for some time. She gives fascinating descriptions of the dark content and themes of these stories which have been passed down through generations and illuminates how the original tale is often far different...
October 03, 2017
This is a wonderful, wonderful series of twisted fairytales that combine to make a fabulous short story collection. We follow men who are making hearts love them in the hope they can be encased in their sleeping one true love. We have death/funeral hotels. We have mermaids in aquariums. We basica...