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Red Hot Riding Hood

 

Traditional bedtime stories often have their origins in real events like wars or pandemics or historical characters. Many also contain a liberal sprinkling of superstition and legend. The only thing they all have in common, is that they are now children's stories in which the sex and violence has been removed from the original.The stories in this book adhere loosely to the original plot, re-introduce the sex (but not too much violence) and update the settings to include modern technology and twenty-first-century social issues. So, Cinderella's Fairy Godmother is now a social worker, Jack becomes Jill, whose beanstalk only grows high because it is genetically modified, Red Riding Hood adds the sobriquet 'Hot' to her name, and her wolf is an urban lecher. Gone are the fainting maidens made of sugar and spice, and in come strong women with feminist tendencies, who know what they want, and how to get it. NOT suitable for those of a nervous disposition, or an inability to laugh out loud.

 

 

‘Raunchy, intelligent, topical, and very funny’

 

‘Tony Bayliss is a master of humour’