Browsing: Brothers Grimm

Everyone’s taste is different, of course, but my favorite fairy tales are ones that are irreducibly strange. When I was drafting my new novel, The Glass Casket, I kept thinking back to the fairy tales that appealed to me as a child. They were often lesser-known Grimm tales, the ones that had not been sanitized—their strangeness muted by a series of cheerful bowdlerizations.

The Brothers Grimm were especially gifted at creating dark and often haunting fairy tales, but these books have a bit more gentle appeal. They also may serve as a great conversation starter with your children about the inherent danger of talking to strangers.