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The Three Little Pigs, as you’ve never seen them before

By raincoaster

Unless, of course, you’ve seen them portrayed by Christopher Walken. Let’s face it: children’s literature is a bloodthirsty gross-out and the nastier it is, the better they like it. This also explains the enduring popularity of Charles Dickens…

And for the old-skool among us, you can do your own Christopher Walken impression reading the most aptly-named fairy tales of all times: the Brothers Grimm.

Brothers Grimm

2 Responses to “The Three Little Pigs, as you’ve never seen them before”

  1. Glinda Says:

    The Grimm’s Brothers versions are quite violent, I haven’t even read them to the Munchkin yet since they are a bit too graphic, I think. You know, the sisters in Cinderella cutting off parts of their feet and all that is a bit much. But I love them, though.

  2. raincoaster Says:

    As a former comparative folklore scholar, I can say that I’d generally choose the Bowdlerized versions to read to very small kids. Once they’re a bit older they can handle the real thing, but the real Grimms are very Grimm indeed, particularly their version of Sleeping Beauty.

    Mind you, for real bloodthirstiness, try the Irish legends!

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