Thirty six authors and artists create this anthology of chilling stories dark poetry and wonderfully unsettling illustrations Some of the works were disturbing some were haunting and a few in true fairytale fashion had a happily ver after With a mixture of new tales and new takes on old classics this book provides a fresh perspective on stories we all know and love
AND SEVERAL UNIUE STORIES THAT HAVE THEIR PLACE ALONGSIDE several uniue stories that have their place alongside timeless counterpartsNot a single work in this compilation disappointed me
but there were of course some stand outs Among my favourites were there were of course some stand outs Among my favourites were of a night girl a cat girl an Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life ex court painter a ueen whose love is unshatterable a library with terrifying secrets annchanting music box a woman with a symbiotic relationship with her hair a girl and a cat who forge an unlikely friendship a sweet little woman a man on a unicycle and a cursed sleeping girl Also there is very familiar yarn of a brother and sister happening upon a house in the woods this time with names Henry and Gerta plus a long awaited account of the pea s side of the storyThe subtitle is apt Contemporary Fairy Tales Fables and Folklore This is a modern collection we can njoy and share with future generations Hopefully like their predecessors the Brothers Grimm these authors tales will stand the test of timeI received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads A fantastic book that I m proud to be a part of The mix of stories is brilliant and the presentation itself I have the hardback is superb Great stories to inspire and confuse I am a girl that loves fairy tales always have So when a friend won this one in a Goodreads giveaway I knew I was going to have to borrow it In this anthology we get retellings of old familiar fairy tales along with some completely new to me at least fairy tales along with some completely new to me at least and poems many with a dark twist The nd result is a satisfying sometimes chilling read that would make the Grimm brothers happyThere were one or two stories that didn t uite work for me but overall this was solid Some standouts for me include the anthology prizewinner The Ex Court Painter Goya and the Princess Gourmaundeth a dark poem about the real life German cannibal du bist was du isst Fish a fish out of water story. Two hundred years ago Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm better known as The Brothers Grimm published their collection to Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society ensure that the various German fables tales and folklore of their age and before would not die out Modern Grimmoire Contemporary Fairy Tales Fables Folklore is a literary anthology in the Grimm persuasionAwaiting you inside are the collected works of thirty sixmerging authors and artists from around the world including prize recipients Michael Harris Cohen and Mandy Altimus Pond along with Mona. .
R words if the title is appealing to you go ahead and pick it up The book does the title and the cover justiceThe anthology is comprised of mostly stories a few poems and a handful of pictures The stories were the heart and the focus of the book and I separately
Review Though I Do Not though I do not short stories ach on my blog at were a few standout stories that in and of themselves would make this book worth picking up and reading The stories that were not as great in my opinion did not particularly detract from the whole #and overall the anthology was particularly well written dited and composedThe few standout # overall the anthology was particularly well written dited and composedThe few standout Ex Court Painter Goya and the Princess which tells the story of an x royal painter who is called into Court to do a particularly sensitive and confidential job for the King The painter is shuffled down to the basement and is locked in a room to do his work I will not spoil what the painting is of or how the story progresses but this author did an Black Heart, Red Ruby excellent job of telling an intriguing and complete story in short order Night People in Summer was another favorite thatmployed a sense of ghost telling and magical realism The author took the ordinary daily life and added not only magic and supernatural intrigue but also a light lement of danger The Music Box where the author took the modern and very relatable problem of dating and added a magical twist that was fun and whimsical The Wolfman s New Gig which was cute and dark at the same time The author did a great job of keeping the reader just confused nough and intrigued nough to keep turning the page The twists are well set up and completely surprising and believable of the charactersBring It Bernadette which I loved At just over a page this story packed a lot of punch and a lot of twisted psyche inThe Library which was another good ambiant creepy story with lots of and few answers Although the tale is left incomplete it is done so at the right time in the right way so as to leave the reader still thinking about the st I received this book through Goodreads s First Reads I honestly njoyed all these assortments of story paying homage to the traditional Brothers Grimm Stories If you like fairy tales this is a must read for you. Arah WilsonThrough short fiction poetry and artwork you will meet a talking cat girl and a girl that talks to cats; librarians like you've never imagined and royalty like you always have; an Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey ex court painter an all too persuasive frog and an out of work wolfmanSome twist and twine their happilyver after predecessors in inventive ways; others craft ntirely new magical faces and places All collected the anthology is ripe with sticky sweet revenge altogether timely fates and all conuering and conuesting lo. .
As it were Catspaw a tale with multiple ndings and Persuasion and The Wolfman s New Gig twisted retellings of familiar favorites The artwork on the cover and throughout is beautiful as well As a side note the paper that was used to make the dust jacket is fantastic oddly velvety I wish all my hardbacks used itAll in all this was a great read and a real treat I am so thankful for Goodreads First Reads for allowing me to get this book I have not yet had a chance to read it but once I do I will be sure to update this review ok This was a fine collection of fairy tales fables and folklore Some were oft told tales that will be readily familiar to you but that veer off into unexpected twists and turns others have of a contemporary bent Full of bright magic and darkness macabre and lovely these stories are not for the kiddiesWithin these pages you can read of a glib frog who talks his way into the bed of a careless princess a husband who always gets the secrets mixed up with the truth a library with terrifying goings on and people who live in the walls The much maligned pea gets his chance to defend his position and throw new light on who the injured party really was in the original story For your further consideration there are singing trees scarves knitted from caterpillars dreams whistling spiders a talking fish and a girl whose long hair has a most definite mind of its ownThe book itself has an old fashioned look to the pages which is charming There are a few illustrations included that are well worth a look
This Was Loaned To Mewas loaned to me a Goodreads buddy who won it in a Giveaway Thank You Review thank you Review on ARCI love Grimm and I was very ЯED excited to win a copy of Modern Grimmoire through anarly reviewer program But I was not really sure what to xpect would these be new takes on old stories new stories It was a combination A very dark very angry combination of as the subtitle states fairy tales fables and folkloreOverall I was very happy with the anthology It was a uick read and ach story very comfortably stands on its own I would recommend to anyone who has a penchant for all things Grimm for people who are interested in dark fairy tales folklore and fables and for those with a stomach for the well grim In othe. Awad Catee Baugh Tim Belden Danielle Bellone Amanda Block Angela Buck Simon P Clark Paul Crenshaw Kimberly Duede Steven Ehret Danielle Fontaine J M R Harrison Joyce Winters Henderson John Kiste David Kolinski Schultz Maude Larke Clayton Lister Carlos F Mason Wehby Colleen Michaels Erin T Mulligan Jason Daniel Myers Joann Oh Elodie Olson Coons Julia Patt Ariana uinonez Tay Sanchez Sarah Elizabeth Schantz Alex Stein Michael Wasteneys Stephens Cheryl Stiles Samuel Valentino Erin Virgil Jennifer Whitaker and .