The book Fables is a very different group of stories altogether. It’s a setting where all the stories can meet together in the modern world all at once. A mishmash of stories and yet they all work together. This book is a great example of what our teacher had us do in class one day. Take a favorite fairy tale and put a modern twist to it to see what you get.
Fables is different from what we read in A World of Stories or any of the other books we have read so far for class in that it seems to be visually graphic, including blood spatters and the dirty city (as well as characters) the book portrays. It’s no longer a Disney world where everything is goody-two-shoes with flowers and marshmallows. There’s fowl language, a cheating ex-husband, a wolf man with sensitive feelings, among many other strange and unusual characters and events that opens the mind to more possible scenarios and what-ifs.
I thoroughly enjoyed this read. To be honest, it was the first book I breezed through after purchasing it before class even began! I loved it so much that I ran right out and purchased an even larger book of similar nature (also a Fables Book) from the series and cannot wait to dive into that as soon as I have a moment free from homework. This was an eye opener and very enjoyable to read and cannot wait to discuss this in class to see what my classmates think. I really liked seeing a different perspective and bringing the fairy tale world into our own to see how they handle themselves in real life.