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The Adventures of Pinocchio
Like many little boys, Pinocchio likes to dabble in mischief, disobey his parents, and shirk his studies and chores. Like many ordinary boys, Pinocchio does what he pleases, with scant regard for the consequences. But the star of this tale isn't just any little boy. And he's certainly not ordinary. In fact, he's not a boy at all. With a head made of wood and his body carve...more
Collodi was clearly conflicted about who Pinocchio actually was. The afterword informs us that the book is actually two parts that have now fused into one. What is now the first half of the book was originally a complete tale in itself, and ended with Pinocchio dying after being hung from a tree. But then due to th ...more
I found Peter Pan (both the character and the story) insufferable; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory offended me ideologically; and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe was too heavy handed. So I had little hope for Carlo Collodi's Pinnochio.
Even though I had been slightly disabused of my belief that Pinnochio would be overly ...more
I normally read children's books during Christmastime. Not only to catch up with my Reading Challenge (I am behind by 10 books as of this writing), but also, most of children's books have life lessons that can be good reminders for the coming year. New Year always means new beginning, new hope. Do you remember when you were still in school and after reading a story in class, the teacher asked you what was the lessons you learned from it? So, in ...more
This is one of those stories you read and love in comics format or abridged versions before you come into c ...more
But he gets more than that! Hung from the neck til dead! pushed into a coffin paraded by freakish rabbits! Have his legs plucked off! Pasted with flour! Chained up like a dog! eaten by a shark! Turned into a donkey and drowned! Starve to death! Get burnt up - more than once! - all this and more! Horrible!
Leí este libro para la universidad (¿qué a ustedes no les hacen leer cuentos de hadas en la uni? xD), y lo elegí porque era el único de la lista que no había leído ya. No lo había leído porque siempre odié la película (me daba miedo de chiquita y bueno, por ahí si la miro ahora me sigue dando un poquito jaja).
Es uno de los libros más retorcidos y morbosos que leí en mi vida. Collodi en su intento desesperado de dar una lección de moralidad y obedienc ...more
"Pinocchio" è un romanzo cattivo (non saprei dire quanto sia "per bambini"), il grillo muore nelle prime pagine, ci sono impiccagioni, assassini, annegamenti e frustate.
C'è da dire che nella prima parte Pinocchio è un burattino decisamente strafottente e insopportabile (ma poi migliora).
It's extremely dark, too, by the way. If your only experience with the story ...more
In this story you will meet:
A guy named Mini-Man who bites off the ears of his donkeys as a gesture of affection.
A large Snail with a glowing lantern on her head.
A large Serpent with green skin, eyes of fire, and a pointy tail that smokes like a chimney. The Serpent laughs so hard that a vein bursts in his chest and he dies.
An iron door knocker that suddenly turns into a live eel in ...more
Not too convinced on this one. New characters are introduced only to disappear almost immediately. Didn't understand the point of them, maybe Collodi wanted more pages since it was originally serialized? And oh boy, the a ...more
Pengalaman adalah guru paling berharga, kata orang. Belajar dari pengalaman membaca buk ...more
Iniziamo col dire che i vari adattamenti cinematografici non gli rendono giustizia, salvo in parte quello di Comencini, seppur povero di mezzi.
In effetti il libro è diverso, adotta lo stile delle fiabe, così difficili da rendere sullo schermo. Piccoli capitoli auto conclusivi caratterizzati da uno stile asciutto e quasi privo di descrizioni. Non c’è da stupirsi, è lo stesso tipo di narrazione de I racconti delle fate, tradotte pro ...more
It all started one day when a man named Geppetto was building a puppet. When all of a sudden, it started to cry, scream, laugh, and talk. He kept working his puppet, with his occasional blackouts from a piece of wood talking to him, and eventually he finished his puppet, and it became as r ...more
To start with, if you think ths story is anything like the Disney version then move along. Yes Disney is known to making changes, but this book has too many changes; not much with the plot, but more with the characters. Geppetto is miserable, the "cricket" dies the first chapter he is mentioned, the B ...more
Era tudo o que sabia sobre o pinóquio pois, por incrível que pareça nunca vi o filme da Disney nem tinha lido nada.
Neste pequeno livro aprendi que o Pinóquio era na verdade um tronco de madeira normal que ia ser esculpido para algo até que, esse mesmo pedaço de madeira falou!
Fui introduzida ao velhote Gepeto e a como ele esculpiu assim o seu filhote de madeira, só que Pinóquio era um boneco inconsequente e só fazia a ...more
We loved it! To be sure, some parts were rather silly and a bit disjointed... but the great stuff really outweighed these minor drawbacks...
We both agreed that Pinocchio's journey reminded us very much of The Odyssey. It also, for us, reminded us of the biblical story of the Prodigal So ...more
I had read something here on GR about this so I had to check it out for myself. Sure enough the original version of the story is like most original fairy tales, that is to say, dark, bloody and violent!
Pinoch is a royal bastard who treats poor Geppetto like shit and actually murders the cricket within seconds of meeting him. By the time Pinoch is stabbed and then hung you are pretty much rooting for it to happen. (An ...more
Forget your doe-eyed, rosy-cheeked, floppy-hatted, painted planks of pathos in pantaloons - the original Pinocchio is a real pain in the posterior.
Almost immediately upon being given life by Geppetto (who is himself a pretty disreputable character) Pinochio states his lowly ambition: "It is to eat, drink, sleep and amuse myself, and to lead a vagabond life from morning to night."
Throughout he behaves in a way unlikely to arouse any sy ...more
Actually, though, I couldn’t remember too much about the movie, and thought I should see it again. What really stuck in my mind was Jiminy Cricket, and even more, the voice of Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket singing “When You Wish Upon a Star.” Bliss.
Three years later, I have ...more
That's how Collodi's "The Adventures of Pinocchio" begins and differs from what I could have imagined (or what I imagined only knowing, or rather remembering, Disney's warped version of it). --SPOILERS TO FOLLOW-- "Jiminy Cricket" in Disney's version as the conscience or ghost is actually just called the "the talking cricket" and lives on Geppetto's wall. Pinocchio kills him with a hammer i ...more
Понякога ми се иска да я препрочета, но имам чувството, че някак ще разваля магията. Може би когато реша да го направя, ще е за да я прочета на собствените си деца. Ще е хубаво, пък ако не я харесат, винаги мога да си направя нови.
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