Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (9)

My teaser today is from Adam Gidwitz's A Tale Dark & Grimm.

"Before I go on, a word of warning: Grimm's stories--the ones that weren't changed for little kids--are violent and bloody. And what you're going to hear now, the one true tale in The Tales of Grimm, is as violent and bloody as you can imagine. Really. So if such things bother you, we should probably stop now"


blurb from goodreads:
Brooklyn schoolteacher Adam Gidwitz offers imaginative new slants on children's classics in this new collection inspired by nine Grimm Brothers fairy tales. Never before have Hansel and Gretel had an adventure like this!

blurb from me:
the above is a lame blurb. So let me try: the book follows twins, Hansel and Gretel, through years of wandering through different (fairy tales) countries, looking for decent parents. Interestingly enough, parents aren't usually good in Grimm. Though they do find good people who help them on their way. There is a lot of blood and violence, but the wonderful author that Gidwitz is, he gives plenty of interruptions in the narrative to warn us off from continuing.

Okay, that was a lame blurb, too. But the book is fun! (and gory and interesting and wonderful)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

9 comments:

LKT said...

That sounds like a book right up my alley. I'll have to put it on hold. Thanks for this.

My teaser is here: http://teabagsinfusion.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesday-december-7.html

Sherrie said...

Hi!
I've read Grimms Fairy Tales, and it is not for children. It's grim! Have a great day!

Sherrie
Food for Thought
http://100sweets.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesdays.html

Caitlin said...

This going on my TBR list!

Mad Scientist said...

Ladies, I can not think of that book or movie without picturing my dear Heath Ledger. *swoon*

Thanks for a tease and of wonderful wonderful images.

I'm doing the teaser hop... no one has stopped by my blog yet so I pulled out my best walking gown and lovely gold slippers to stroll along the path to knock on some blog doors and stop for a chat and spot of tea.

I really like your teaser :)

I have a now have an Igor working for me at Mad Steampunkery & Book Reviews, & I currently have a giveaway that will end on the 10th.

Mad Scientist
http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

Alice Audrey said...

So it's Brother's Grimm meet Lemony Snicket?

resugo said...

It did remind me of Lemony Snicket!

Mystica said...

Agree with Sherrie!!!

My teaser tuesday post is

http://musingsfromsrilanka.blogspot.com/2010/12/teasertuesday-when-we-were-orphans.html

My first giveaway is also posted. Would love you to visit

Sunny said...

Sounds fascinating!

Here's my Tease:
http://sunnyreads.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesday.html

Lori said...

I love the Grimm version of the fairy tales. I hope that you are enjoying your book. Check out My Teaser for Tuesday.