Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome

Fearie Tales Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome Two hundred years ago two brothers Jacob and Wilhelm collected together a large selection of folk and fairy tales and published them as Kinder und Hausmarchen Children s and Household Tales So succe

  • Title: Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome
  • Author: Stephen Jones Alan Lee Ramsey Campbell Neil Gaiman Tanith Lee Garth Nix Robert Shearman Michael Marshall Smith
  • ISBN: 9781848663466
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Two hundred years ago two brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm, collected together a large selection of folk and fairy tales and published them as Kinder und Hausmarchen Children s and Household Tales So successful was the first collection of 88 stories that they kept adding to subsequent editions Since then, the tales of the Brothers Grimm have been translated into upwarTwo hundred years ago two brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm, collected together a large selection of folk and fairy tales and published them as Kinder und Hausmarchen Children s and Household Tales So successful was the first collection of 88 stories that they kept adding to subsequent editions Since then, the tales of the Brothers Grimm have been translated into upwards of a hundred different languages and are known and loved throughout the world Now award winning editor Stephen Jones has tasked some of the brightest and best horror writers in Britain, America and Europe with reinterpreting some of the traditional Hausmarchen, putting a decidedly darker spin on the classic stories.

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    1. When I was younger and more patient, I'd read every story in an anthology. Now, as a grumpy old woman, I only read the stories by authors whose work I've enjoyed previously, or is on my wishlist. Such is the case with Fearie TalesIn Come Unto Me, John Ajvide Lindqvist has created a wonderfully Gothic, scary read, featuring a type of fairytale character I've never before encountered. There's some freaky shiz going on here, and it's fascinating stuff. Best of all, it tides us over until the author [...]

    2. Dark Fantasy short story anthology based on the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm. Although there were a few stories I thought were just OK, most of the stories get a 3 or 4 star rating. Lots of unique, creepy stories that are definitely not for children. Recommended.

    3. Not just for horror fans…Stephen Jones is a multi-award-winning writer and editor of horror stories and anthologies. For this one, he has asked some of the best of today’s horror writers to come up with a modern spin on some old folk and fairy tales – most but not all are taken from the Grimms’ collections. These are not in the main re-writings of the old stories but instead are imaginatively inspired by some aspect of them. Some are in traditional fairy tale settings and some in the mod [...]

    4. Fearie Tales returns fairy tales to their roots, reminding us that these stories were originally not intended for children - unless you want to scare the crap out of them and make sure they don't do as their told lest the monster in the closet eat their toes. Like the Brother Grimm, this anthology collects fairy tales, specifically focusing on the darker aspects. The original stories are juxtaposed with variations by some of favourite authors including Garth Nix, Neil Gaiman, Michael Marshal Smi [...]

    5. What a lovely wonderful book filled with TERROR.I just ate this book up. Most I had heard of or read before, but there were a few shiny new pennies in the mix. Worth the read if you love short scary storied right before bed. :)

    6. 3,5 stars. Fearie Tales is an anthology of short stories written by various authors, mostly inspired by the Brother Grimm’s fairy tales. I have to say that I do like the set-up of this book. The edited Brother Grimm fairy tales interspersed in this book set the dark tone. I do also like the addition of a bit of information on the authors after each short story. It is just nice to be able to read a bit on who these stories are coming from if you want to decide if you want to read more from them [...]

    7. The concept behind this anthology is so obvious, it seems impossibly unlikely it hasn't been done before (perhaps even by this editor): get a handful of proven writers of fantasy fiction and task them to write their own versions of classic fairy tales, or fairy tales of their own. When I saw this book had both Neil Gaiman (a favourite of both my wife and mine) and John Ajvide Lindqvist (a favourite of my wife), it seemed a natural for me to check it out.Most of the other writers herein are unfam [...]

    8. ,Well that was not as good as i had hoped, nor was it all that scary. The Ilistrations on the other hand, were absolutely fantastic, they made the book much more pleasant and spooky. kudos Alan Lee for a job well done!!otherwise there were a few good stories, that i rather enjoyed but the rest left something to be desired.The Stories i thought deserved a 3.5+ rating:Peckish by Robert Shearman Inspired by Hansel and Gretel.Fraulein Fearnot by Markus Heitz Inspired by The Story of The Youth Who We [...]

    9. This collection places each Grimm tale before the contribution by a prominent writer, which re-imagines the story. The fifteen authors invited to contribute include Neil Gaiman, Joanne Harris, Tanith Lee, Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Brian Lumley, Garth Nix, and John Ajvide Lindqvist. Stephen Jones' Introduction sets the scene giving some background on the Grimm tales and how the anthology was conceived. He also noted the recent interest in the darker side of the Grimm tales as expressed [...]

    10. Some stories were better than others of course, but what I especially loved was the way this collection was put together. First reading the original Grimm's tales, and then following them up with at least one modern take on the tale gave reading this book a nice balance and rhythm. I also liked that the modern fairy tales were not just modern retellings, but all new tales *inspired* by the classic tales

    11. This was way too creepy for me. I never would have picked it up if I hadn't been assigned to review it for the Library Journal. With that said, some of the stories were disturbingly fascinating and I enjoyed the format with each story preceded by a fairy tale that inspired it. I did not read this book at night because it was too scary haha. Horror fans would enjoy this I think.

    12. Още едно доказателство, че ако аз и колегите от ЛАЗАРУС бъдем преведени на Запад, ще размажем с разказите си. Тук има едно-две добри попадения, но за повече от три звезди не стига. Съжалявам.

    13. Find My Name by Ramsey Campbell (3.5/5)A nice story to open up the anthology, not too scary, modern. It is not extreme it it's horror elements and yet gives you a pleasant shiver/ It doesn't really deviate much from the original fairy tale. I am not sure why it was paired up with Grimm's The Willful Child, since it is obviously a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. Down to a Sunless Sea by Neil Gaiman (4.5/5)I had previously read this story in Neil's short story collection Trigger Warnings. It was nic [...]

    14. Спершу маленький вступ про те, чого я взагалі взялася за цю збірку:) До пункту Читацького бінго Yakaboo «Переказ відомого сюжету» я приглядалася довго і давно. Бо підібрати книжку під цю вимогу не так і складно — майже кожне янг-адалтове фентезі якоюсь мірою є переказом уже про [...]

    15. It was a decent book but it had its ups and downs. I couldn't tell which story was a retelling or which wasn't and some of the tales were boring and drawn out. However, a few tales like the Silken People and Fäulein fearnot were very good and entertaining. So if you skip over a couple stories it's a good read.

    16. While a few stories were very good, most of them should have just been called 'We change one little thing about a well known fairy tale to make it spooky!'Rumpelstiltskin? He's a demon now! Boo!

    17. Още едно доказателство, че ако аз и колегите от ЛАЗАРУС бъдем преведени на Запад, ще размажем с разказите си. Тук има едно-две добри попадения, но за повече от три звезди не стига. Съжалявам.

    18. Every tale, a gruesome, tasty morselWhat can I say beyond this is an great anthologie? Well, I can say there's at least 3 weak ones, which is not to denigrate the writers, but more those stories in comparison to the others, do not pace nor enthrall well. Hint: You may like Lovecraftian themes, but reading Lovecraftian prose could drive one to an apocalyptic cult. That's a very minor quibble. The rest are top notch retellings, reimaginings of the very curious collections of tales by the Brother's [...]

    19. With some fantastic illustrations in between, Fearie Tales is composed by a collection of short stories that can be quite simply defined as haunting. The original Grimm fairy tales were not exactly the happy ending retellings Disney has got us used to, and this collection serves as a very solid reminder of that.Stephen Jones asked some of today’s best horror authors to write a short story based on one of the Grimm tales, and most of them delivered splendidly. There are stories of only a handfu [...]

    20. This was EXCELLENT. Seriously, with short story collections, it's often hit or miss. There was not one lemon in the bunch here. (I do have a least favorite - guessed the ending immediately, but still well written.)I'm always impressed with well-written short stories. To get an entire story into such a small space. Beyond beginning, middle, and end - to get backstory, character development, hinting at future happenings. It amazes me!My one peeve with this book is the placement of one picture.So t [...]

    21. The stories are organized such that the original fairy tale precedes the short story based on it. This made it easier to see connections and common themes between the two, which might be nice for people unfamiliar with fairy tales. However, this meant that some of the short stories were too predictable.Out of the fifteen short stories in this collection, here are the ones that I either enjoyed or felt left an impression. In order of appearance:Crossing the Line by Garth NixI really like the worl [...]

    22. The back cover of this book suggests that it is a collection of re-told fairy tales like those recorded by the brothers Grimm, however I found that, with a couple of exceptions, it is actually mostly stories about literal fairies and similar creatures. Not a bad thing per se as I love fairy lore, but I had to adjust my expectations a little.Like most anthologies it's a bit of a mixed bag, though mostly enjoyable. Some stories dragged on for far too long and couldn't hold my interest, the short a [...]

    23. I was about to give this 4 stars, but the three longest stories made me change my mind as they were, in my opinion, the weakest stories in the book. My favorite ones were: Find My Name, Peckish, Anything to Me is Sweeter, Than to Cross Shock-Headed Peter and The Silken People, and I found The Artemis Line to be the worst (sounded like something I would have enjoyed reading back when I was nine and it bears too many similarities to The Spiderwick Chronicles).As a whole, the book was entertaining [...]

    24. Right, let's talk about fairy talesIf you only know your fairy stories from Disney's sanitised versions, you are in for a shock if you ever read the originals, as they are spectacularly gruesome. Which is what we have here. Stephen Jones has paired some of the original tales with modern takes on them by some well-known writers- & the result is a truly dark & gruesome collection.If I were to critique every tale we would be here for ages: suffice it to say that there is not a duff tale in [...]

    25. I had already read the Neil Gaiman story in another book. And had been disappointed by it.The stands outs for me were open your window, golden hair. Crossing the line, look inside. Fraulein fearnot.The big standout is John Ajvide Lindqvist Come unto meAs for the original tales older tales. there are far too many incidences of daughters being given away to be brides as prizes. That's the most shocking thing for me from any story.As is the usual with an anthology book, many of these stories left m [...]

    26. "– Там больше нет леса, Бабуля, – сказала Зиглинда. – Его давно срубили. Папа говорил, что его вырубили много лет назад. Там теперь фабрики. – Я знаю, где мой лес, – ответила Грета" Не все рассказы одинаково интересны. И тем не менее. Любите ли вы сказки, как люблю их я? Если да - [...]

    27. Fantastic collection of stories which completely blow the Disney-fied versions of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales out of the water. The collection includes original Grimm tales followed by modern authors' takes on them. My favourites were:'The Ash Boy' - a particularly violent take on 'Cinderella''The Silken Drum' - a very creepy update of 'The Nixie of the Mill Pond' 'The Artemis Line' - scary version of 'The Elves', only with trolls!'Come Unto Me' - chilling story set in Sweden based on 'Rumpel [...]

    28. This is an exceptional collection of stories, each based (loosely or otherwise) on an original Grimm Bros. fairy tale. As most true fairy tale afficionados know, the original Grimm stories were often gruesome and bloody, and many ended with the mutilation and/or death of the evil-doers. These stories all find a way to revitalize the Grimm tales on which they are based, many surprising me with their inventiveness and imagination. Highly recommended.

    29. Прекрасный сборник совершенно недетских сказок. Не рекомендую читать перед едой, сном или в дурном настроении.Есть откровенно слабенькие рассказы (первый), но в основном все очень даже на уровне.Рекомендую для не впечатлительных взрослых, которым не хватает магии и сказок [...]

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