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Adaptogenia by Wayne Wightman personal collection
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell library book
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Corona Centurion™ by Terry Bisson personal collection
Economancer by Carolyn Ives Gilman personal collection
A Field Guide to Monsters by Johan Olander library book
Grey Seas Under by Farley Mowat bookcrossing
Grimm's Grimmest by Tracy Arah Dockray bookcrossing
Grumpy Cat by Britta Teckentrup personal collection
Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them by Rolfe Cobleigh bookcrossing
Harriet's Recital by Nancy Carlton personal collection
I Feel Skitty by Tracey West personal collection
Kin by Holly Black review copy
The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh bookcrossing
Mama, Don't Go by Rebecca Wells library book
No, Never! by Sally O. Lee review copy
Oh, the Things I Know! by Al Franken bookcrossing
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper library book
Paradiso Lost by Albert E. Cowdrey personal collection
Project Anastrophe by George Karnikis review copy
The Publishing Game: Publish a Book in 30 Days by Fern Reiss bookcrossing
The Shipwreck of a Nation by H Peter Nennhaus review copy
Skim by Mariko Tamaki review copy
Sooner or Later or Never Never by Gary Jennings personal collection
Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss bookcrossing
The Thirteenth Tale by Dianne Setterfield bookcrossing
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee bookcrossing
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon library book
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Comments for Grimm's Grimmest

Grimm's GrimmestGrimm's Grimmest: 08/16/09

The brothers Grimm collected and published over two hundred fairy tales. Grimm's Grimmest has nineteen of the most bloody of them with gory illustrations by  Tracy Arah Dockray.

My two favorites were "Hans my Hedgehog" and "Rapunzel". "Hans My Hedgehog" has made me rethink Sonic the Hedgehog. The illustration on page 39 really looks like him except with less sexy shoes.

"Rapunzel" caught my attention because the first two pages are recreated so closely and so well at the start of Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale, Nathan Hale and Dean Hale. I actually read this collection for this one story because I couldn't remember the original very well.

The rest of the stories are bloody, violent and often times nonsensical. The high amount of nonsense bothers me more than the grim nature of the stories.

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Comment #1: Monday, August, 17, 2009 at 01:33:10

Michelle Miller

I have this book, but have not read all of it. I did read some of Rapunzel, as it's one of my favorite tales. It seemed promising. I need to pull it out and see what I think! Thanks for posting your review =)



Comment #2: Monday, August 17, 2009 at 14:58:12

Pussreboots

You're welcome. Happy reading!

Comment #3: Monday, August, 17, 2009 at 10:55:15

Jeane

I read a collection of Grimm in college- some very disturbing stories- but I know I haven't even touched on the hundreds. I don't remember how Rapunzel was grim.



Comment #4: Monday, August 17, 2009 at 15:00:02

Pussreboots

Rapunzel's lover suffers a nasty blinding



Comment #5: Monday, August, 17, 2009 at 11:06:21

Nicola Manning

Hmmm, this is intriguing. I have the complete works of Grimm. But illustrated versions of the tales are always so much more fun. And the bloody, violent ones at that too!



Comment #6: Monday, August 17, 2009 at 15:04:23

Pussreboots

I have a complete set somewhere too but I don't think I've read through all of them. I picked this book up mostly for the illustrations.



Comment #7: Monday, August, 17, 2009 at 17:35:26

uncertainprinciples

I love Rapunzel, although my favorite has to be Rumpelstiltskin. I haven't read/heard of Hans My Hedgehog, although a gory Sonic sounds interesting.

This looks totally fantastic.



Comment #8: Monday, August 17, 2009 at 15:07:13

Pussreboots

Hans My Hedgehog is one of the weirdest Grimm stories I've read.