Thursday, October 7, 2010

Creepy Fairytales

It's October. Halloween is just weeks away.  What better month to read creepy, scary, fairy tales.  After all, fair tales were originally created to scare children into behaving - that was eons before Mr. Disney got a hold of them.

I'm currently reading Reckless by Cornelia Funke.  It's about two brothers, Will and Jacob, who venture into a world beyond a mirror where fairy tales are frightening and not full of happy endings. I love Cornelia Funke, but this is one dark and gruesome book.  Yet, I'm hooked. That's what so great about Funke's writing - whether a light story like Igraine the Brave or a more dark and brooding like Inkheart, the reader can't just walk away from the story.  So far Reckless is a perfect October/Halloween read.  Stay tuned for a full review later.

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