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The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
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Dec 09, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: 2008
Read in December, 2008

having grown up on fairy tales and folk tales, and having done my college thesis on a few, and having read possibly hundreds, i must humbly suggest that it would be quite a challenge to create new ones. rowling does a fair job here, and some of her tales are better than others, but they don't strike me as true folk tales do. true folk tales have a ring of truth and weirdness, all at once. they feel old, solid, and strange. rowling's made up tales feel, well, mostly made up. but maybe i'm thinking too much. :)

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