Ex Libris Kirkland

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Subtitle A New English Version
First Written 2013
Genre Fiction
Origin UK
Publisher Penguin Classics
ISBN-10 0143107291
ISBN-13 978-0143107293
My Copy library copy
First Read October 29, 2017

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm

And it's Philip Pullman! I loved the Dark Materials books, or at least a lot of them.

Noted on November 13, 2017

Yikes. The Brothers Grimm fairy tales are of course famous for being quite grim. But in these retellings, there's something more sinister, something nastier lurking beneath them. They're the sort of thing that at first I'd be able to read with the kids, even glossing thru the more violent or disturbing parts. I don't think I'm a particularly squeamish reader, but there's just something weirdly mean-spirited about these retellings that I can't put my finger on, and didn't want to spend much time with.

Noted on November 13, 2017

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