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Grimm's Grimmest by Jacob Grimm
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Aug 16, 09

bookshelves: released, read-in-2009
Read in August, 2009

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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Reading Progress

07/27/2009 page 30
20.83% "Grim but nonsensical."

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