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Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm
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Oct 10, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: currently-reading, 2014-definitely

The Golden Bird-
why about the golden cages? in this tale, whatever looks good isn't.
This story is like the nightmare of the German; no one can properly follow simple instructions. And the moral of the story: if somebody asks fervently to be killed and mutilated do follow through immediately, he might be a prince. :P

Hans in Luck-
The nightmare of the Businessman. A person working hard for seven years, and eventually throwing away the accumulated wealth of years and years of hard work.
It does express a reality though, the man who has no attachment to their possessions is a free man.
On the other side of this story, people working hardly should be able to keep what they have earned. I expected this story to rather end like this: "Then up he got with a light heart, free from all his troubles, and walked on till he reached his mother's house, and told her how very easy the road to good luck was AND THEN she gave him a good hit on the head to get some sense inside his hollow of a head when she heard he threw away the earnings of seven hard years. After that she send him off to be a Greek politician and with his foolishness he brought the country to economical turmoil and chaos. He still was a happy man."
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Reading Progress

10/10/2012 page 14
03/06/2013 page 103
33.0% "Just read Hansel and Gretel. Fantastic, such an atmosphere! Fairytales are not the same anymore..."
01/01/2014 page 160
51.0% "progresses slowly but most fairytales are awesome. worth reading."
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