Fairy Tales for Millennials: 12 Problematic Stories Retold for the Modern World
Welcome to the world of Fairy Tales, Millennial style...
Inside you'll find Sleeping Beauty waking up Woke, the Billy 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 housing market.
Goldilocks discovers a darling little Porridge pop-up, the Pied Piper shifts his...more
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 ...more
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.
This story was really fun and a great start to this collection. Im 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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
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!)
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 ...more
So for Christmas I got a lot of novelty books from my mum and I dont mind at all, theyre normally very funny and its a good talking point. And this year mum really won first prize for the best novelty book that I genuinely read and enjoyed. Fairy Tales for Millennials by Bruno Vincent was an amazing book, very funny and fitting for everything I love. ...more