‘Fairy Tales for Millennials’, by Bruno Vincent.
A highly-entertaining read bringing the traditional up to date with the 21st century.
The witch who attempts to cook up Gretel has use of an electric blender and a thing about turmeric powder.
Cinderella wants to feel in touch with the suffering of the oppressed and, as such, claims to enjoy the hard work dished out to her.
A princess uses her Tinder app, in hope of finding a real frog prince and feels deceived when her frog turns into a human being.
But the funniest part of the stories are the endings. After a childhood of nightmarish teachers telling me to never end a story with: ‘And they woke up to find it had all been a dream’, I now know that I was correct and they, the teachers, were wrong!
I mean, just take a read of this bestselling ending from Vincent:
‘And everywhere around him, he saw a castle getting to grips with ideas long overdue. In this was a new form of beauty. No longer sleeping, but miraculously woke.’ (p.124)
If only I ignored the teachers, and listened to my own instinctual knowledge. Would it be me, Jay Cool, signing bestselling books in Waterstones, rather than Bruno Vincent?
Or perhaps, just perhaps, this is actually a nightmare from which I am about to wake up. I am not, after all, Jay Cool. I am ….
… Bruno Vincent? (Is he a looker?)
Copyright owned by Jay Cool, November 2109
Silly-Savvy Cool Rating: 4/5
Image by gaston riera from Pixabay
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