Friday, January 27, 2012

Book Review: The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm

Most everyone has heard of the Brothers Grimm.  The stories mainly told are not the actual Grimm fair tales.  They are watered down versions.  The Brothers Grimm's fairy tales are more graphic and more sinister.

I was happy to receive this book free from Goodread's free ebook page.  It gave me the opportunity to read the tales in the Brothers Grimm fashion rather than what I've grown up knowing.  The stories were not all roses and bows.  Brutal and horrendous things took place.  Kids cut off parts of their body, like toes, without batting an eyelash.  Definitely not children's stories!

I give the book 3/5 stars.  I read it as an ebook for pure pleasure.

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