Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Book Review - Grimm's Fairies by Nukiuk

Here is my review of a non-fiction book about the mythology of the fairies popularized in European folk tales:

I enjoyed the theme of this non-fiction book, and its content was interesting and carefully researched. I can tell that the author is passionate about fairies and fairy stories, and this was evident in the text. The only problem I found was that when I read notes at the end of each chapter taken from the original Grimm stories, I struggled to understand the language. In many cases it seemed to have been directly quoted, with no explanation from this author and no attempt to translate it into contemporary English language. As a result I began to lose interest in some parts of the book, but overall I enjoyed it and I could look beyond these slight imperfections. For an individual who has an interest in fairies, fairy tales, folklore and mythology, this is a must-read book.

If you are interested, you can purchase it on Amazon.

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