Thursday, August 19, 2010
by James Finn Garner
completed March 2010
This book takes the fairy tales that we grew up with, and twists them to satirize our politically correct culture. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories is a quick read, but I found that it works better reading one story in a sitting. Many of the jokes are similar from story to story so it loses some of its humor if you read them all at once.
I got a few good chuckles from this book but I don't think I would read it again. I read it a while ago but from what I remember, the first few stories were the best. Towards the end of the book, the jokes were kind of stale. I would recommend this to anyone in the mood for a light humorous book. I wouldn't recommend buying it, but borrowing it from a friend or the library. This isn't a book for kids. Not to say that there is anything offensive, but there are adult themes in some of the stories that I wouldn't want to explain to my small children.
I found this book while participating in the Take Another Chance Challenge 2: Blogroll Roulette. I ended up using a blogroll that led me to this review by J.T. Oldfield at Bibliofreakblog. It sounded like a fun read, so I picked it up.
Posted by Kristi at 1:41 PM