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Grimm's Grimmest by Jacob Grimm
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Mar 10, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: adult-content, folktales
Read in March, 2008

this is a rollicking romp through the worlds of the Grimm fairy tales. this collection features only those tales that support noble family values, such as murder, incest, cannibalism, mutilation, torture, and teenage pregnancy. in other words, it features the original non-sanitized versions of the tales in all their gory glory. along with pious maids waiting for their due, there are some wickedly feisty heroines who solve their problems themselves - often with gruesome outcomes for their adversaries. the illustrations are by turns humorous and morbid. one of the many reasons that i am a macabre person today is, no doubt, because of my voracious reading of Grimm's tales as a youth. definitely worth revisiting.
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