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Fairy Tales for Millennials: 12 Problematic Stories Retold for the Modern World

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  206 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Welcome to the world of Fairy Tales, Millennial style...

Inside you'll find Sleeping Beauty waking up Woke, the Nanny Goats Gruff getting trolled, and three little pigs explaining that - realistically - a house of straw is really the only way a first time buyer can get on the property ladder.

Goldilocks discovers a darling little Porridge pop-up, the Pied Piper shifts his co
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published October 3rd 2019 by Puffin
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Claudio Silva
Contos de Fadas para Millenials. é, na verdade, fruto de seu próprio tempo e contexto histórico/social e é assim que esta obra deve ser absorvida. Tendo o objectivo de recontar os contos de fadas que tão bem conhecemos num tom satírico

Branca de Neve, Capuchinho vermelho e Patinho Feio (talvez a minha história preferida desta coletânea ) são três, de doze contos, que foram explorados. E, para mim, os melhores. Pois as ideias preconceituosas que estão presentes nos antigos contos de fadas são bem
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Lieselot Mauroo
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One word: HILARIOUS!!! I found myself bursting out with laughter several times during the reading of this book.
The stories are completely ridiculous (can't decide though if they're more or less ridiculous than the originals) and off the charts funny!
The parallels with our modern society in these stories are well written and make for some mind boggling laughter (at least in my case).
A very quick and easy read as well; seems like I finished a page just seconds after beginning it.
I enjoyed every s
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Álvaro Curia
Sou daquele tipo de pessoa que, quando lhe recomendam uma comédia, já treme. Sou capaz de assistir impávido ao mais cómico filme, permanecer inalterado com aquela piada de que todos se riem. O tipo de coisas que me faz rir são do mais básico possível: quedas, falhas, situações que deram para o torto. A vida real, portanto.

E depois há o inusitado. O inusitado faz-me gargalhar até chorar, por horas (sem exagero!). Ficar com dores de barriga de tanto rir, continuar quando já todos se esqueceram do
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BlackfishGirl
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up and put it down extensively as there was a chance it was going to be ridiculously tedious. While some bits are a bit laboured, overall I laughed quite a bit and in several instances was a little surprised so I think for a topic that could easily go wrong, this is good fun. I wouldn't pay the full price for it but for £4 I think I got what I paid for! ...more
Sandra | Leituras descomplicadas
Uma leitura engraçada feita a partir dos contos de fadas mais tradicionais. Adaptação das histórias que sempre ouvimos em crianças mas que agora são adaptadas aos hábitos da geração Millenial. Como será a capuchinho vermelho com um telemóvel e um vício de selfies? E como seria os três ursos donos de um alojamento local com a caracolinhos a partilhar esse alojamento entre a sua extensa rede de seguidores no Instagram? Uma leitura leve e engraçada que recomendo a todos.
I Blog A Little Bit Of Everything
Overall:
This book was decent. I did feel that it was a bit hit and miss, with some of the stories being really good and others being a bit sub-par. However, all around, this book was a fun read.


SNOW WHITE
4 Stars

This story was really fun and a great start to this collection. I’m really liking the modern spin that they are putting on the tale. I also really liked how relatable the characters are and how it is easy to connect with them because most of them are quite frankly, a mood. I also liked
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Sarna na Kiju
Feb 27, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was so terrible. The worst is, the author very often uses the breaking 4th wall of author speaking directly to the reader, and they think it's so smart and funny. It's not. It's annoying af. It's not original or funny or new or entertaining.
It did have some cool ideas, but they all fell short for many reasons. I would normally give a 2 start for the effort, but no. This is terrible. It's one of the books/anthology that tries to be super progressive and show the problems of the world, but ma
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Azrael
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A number of classic fairytales, brought up to date with modern twist. Each one represents an aspect of contemporary society and attitudes. Although full of stereotypes it is all presented in a humorous, tongue in cheek style that makes for an interesting and hilarious read. From hipsters and instagram fame to commercialism and globalisation; trends in food, dating and social media make an appearance too. These fairytales examine the modern definitions of equality and social constructs, while sti ...more
Paola Fajardo
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
As per the title, this is a collection of Fairy Tales reimagined with a “Millenial twist”. This is was an entertaining read for me, with some actual Laugh Out Loud moments (e.g. “Piggification of the City”, Seven “Dwarfs” with a Podcast, Sleeping Beauty being “Woke”, Little Red is literally “Riding”) I’m just not sure if all of these “Millenial” references are meant to purely entertain, or is Vincent is ridiculing these modern concepts. Either way, it’s fine. I find some of these concepts ridicu ...more
Ex Libris Meis
I am a girl who grew up reading fairy tales, and I believe in them. The specialists could even say that I was influenced by them.
Bruno Vincent decided to translate the classical fairy tales for the Millenials, and thus he wrote “Fairy Tales for Millenials.”
As an example, I chose the Cinderella story.
In this new version, the stepmother is named Queen after the death of her husband, the rightful King. As a Queen, she decides to start a company where she gives the titles of CEO and CFO to her own d
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Ramona
Feb 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, retelling
Got this as a birthday present for my friend and I must say I really enjoyed it.

The premise itself was hilarious and while some stories were written to be obviously obnoxious - as they made fun of millennial tropes - I actually liked how the stories turned out.

Some of my faves were: Snow White, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk and Red Riding Hood.

The rest were pretty allright, except for the Three Little Pigs story, which I didn't like at all.

All in all, pretty cool read,
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Chaahat Jain
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
All the classics that you would have read while growling up like Snow white, Cinderella, Princess and the frog, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the beanstalk, Hansel and Gratel, this book has all of them and so many more stories but with a modern spinoff and such savage morals that you will love it.

Through these classics author has promoted gender equality , women empowerment, veganism , capitalistic economy , bitcoin , power of social media and so many more things.
T.L. Clark
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was actually a Christmas present from my mother-in-law, bless her.

I'll start by saying this book made me actually lol 😂
I'm not a Millenial btw, I'm a Gen X (often forgotten about - middle child syndrome!)

Anyway...
This book takes some of the most infamous fairy tales and gives them a modern twist.
Gone are outdated viewpoints!
They have forms of social media and even Ogre Eats in Fairyland now, you know 👍

Look, different people are going to find different stories here funnier than othe
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Romi (likes books)
Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've got to come back and do a mini review of each story, but I read this... a few months ago now and my memory isn't quite up to remembering my thoughts. I loved Cinderella, didn't enjoy The Three Billy Goats Gruff, thought The Ugly Duckling was inspired and would like to spend more time in these worlds. ...more
Katheryn Thompson
These retellings are witty and original, as they address the many problematic features of fairy tales, and more generally update the stories for the modern world. I laughed out loud at several points. I'd especially recommend this book for anyone who is tired of reading about wicked stepmothers and damsels in distress. ...more
William Gowling
So I must have read this sometime around Christmas? Maybe? It’s very short so I don’t remember that much about it, but I remember finding it quite funny. Would LOVE to know why I forgot to post this on Goodreads though?
Andrea Van Der Meer
Jun 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book full of short is a quick read, but certainly a entertaining one.

Even though the tales are familiar to almost everyone, the author manages to spin them in such a way that even Millenials are surprised by them.

Reading this is certainly a welcome pastime and it is a guaranteed laugh.
Nisha Patel
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
These 12 fairytales were really good. I think the ugly duckling was one of my favourites but they were all quite clever. I loved how he took the essence of the fairy tale and turned it into something new and relevant for our day and age.
Sian
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Another very funny book by Vincent! I loved his Five series so I thought I would pick this up, and I’m glad I did because it was brilliant, and I thought it very ironically relatable. It’s about time someone shook those outdated stories up a bit!
Deb Jacobs
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was pretty funny and I liked the way that characters appeared in others’ stories. All twelve stories are well-known fairytales. I suspect it will become dated relatively quickly, but fun for now.
Britt
Jun 10, 2021 rated it liked it
While some stories were definitely funnier and better written than others, I overall quite enjoyed this book. It's not one I'd recommend you read in one sitting as it can get a bit tedious. This is just one of those books that you take on the train or bus and read a chapter or two at a time. ...more
Lara
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved this. Enjoyed the writing style and the wit.
Lina
Apr 13, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
3.75/5
Anne-Wil
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a very fun read. It is an hilarious take on the original fairy tales and you can really see the current times in them. Would recommend!
Anneke W
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
I guess I'm not "millennial" enough, or I wasn't in the right mood to find this witty. ...more
Raquel
Sep 05, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hilariante não é bem o termo. Esperava mais. Algumas histórias estão bem conseguidas, outras nem tanto. Talvez seja por não haver em mim um millennial...
Helen Oldland
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant! Loved the retelling of the three little pigs.
Nishtha
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious take on traditional fairytales!
Emily
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
Very self-conscious, and, by the end, self-referential. But quite fun!
Rafael
Jun 10, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lê-se bem , os contos acabam por ser engraçados onde dá para notar que o autor tem uma boa dose de criatividade .
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Bruno Vincent was a bookseller and book editor before he was an author. His humour books for grown-ups, co-authored with Jon Butler, were national bestsellers and have been translated into seven languages. The TUMBLEWATER books are his first for children.

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