mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
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Grimmish.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling.

I like in-universe fiction, from DiTerlizzi's Spiderwick esoterica to the old World of Darkness's Book of Nod. In fact-- I'm not sure I own any of the other Harry Potters, though I liked them & read them. Maybe I do, but I didn't doubt it would pick this up. Maybe it is nice to see J.K. cut loose & do a little plain worldbuilding unfettered by narrative. Of the storis, I think "The Warlock's Hairy Heart" is by far the best, which certainly speaks volumes about me, I'm sure. Rowling gets what makes a faerytale a fairytale-- these have the correct qualities & morals, albeit with a very modern voice (new translation by Hermione Granger-- a nice touch).
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