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Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses by Ron Koertge
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Jun 24, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: death-and-dying, humor, illustrated, retelling-of-classic-literature, young-adult-literature, fairy-tales
Read from June 22 to 23, 2012

(The Little Match Girl):

"She's selling CDs on the corner,
fifty cents to any stoner,
any homeboy with a boner.

Sleet and worse - the weather's awful.
Will she live? It's very doubtful.
Life out here is never healthful."

This collection of twisted fairy tales, as well as alternate points of view from other characters, is made more interesting by the eerie and wicked touches from Koertge, and the amazing silhouettes by Andrea Dezso. It's a quick read, but be wary - some of the tales are definitely for mature audiences. Think _The True Story of the Three Little Pigs_, with an R-rating, and you have a good idea of where these tales are heading.

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Jason I will probably get this. I own Fever by Koerge. It's a strong collection of poems.

Mark A lot of the entries in this one are written in verse, so it would likely be a good addition.

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