Fractured Fairy Tales

by A.J. Jacobs | Humor |
ISBN: 0553099809 Global Overview for this book
Registered by lisaxiii of Pleasanton, California USA on 3/8/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by lisaxiii from Pleasanton, California USA on Tuesday, March 08, 2005
From the Inside Flap:
Long before Politically Correct Bedtime Stories invaded bookstores, Americans were getting their giggles from Fractured Fairy Tales, those delightfully twisted parables brought to us between the cliffhanger adventures of our favorite cartoon heroes, Rocky & Bullwinkle. This collection, illustrated with classic art from the animated series includes the comical retelling of 25 classics such as Pinocchio (who starred in his own variety show "The Pinocchio Doody Show"), Jack and the Beanstalk (did you know that Jack grew a beanstalk in the outfield so he could catch fly balls for his baseball team?), or King Midas (who became a dentist so he could give his patients gold fillings). This satirical humor loved for so long by so many, is a must-have for fans of the show and anyone who loves classic fairy tales--with a twist.

I haven't read this book, but I loved the fairy tales on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Apparently, these tales have been updated a bit, but I hope they're still funny :-)

Journal Entry 2 by countedx58 from San Francisco, California USA on Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Received from fellow BookCrosser lisaxiii at this evening's Dublin Meetup. Promised to fellow BookCrosser herebedragons as soon as I finish it.

Journal Entry 3 by countedx58 from San Francisco, California USA on Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Narrative of the skewed fairy tales we all remember from the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon show. These have been updated for modern times, but I didn't find them particularly "politically correct." By updating, I mean that they mention some products or situations that hadn't yet existed back in the 1960s when these were originally produced for TV.

Promised to herebedragons at our next meetup.

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Since HereBeDragons was unable to attend this evening's Dublin Meetup, this was released to fellow BookCrosser pleasantread, who will pass it on to HereBeDragons when she is done.

Journal Entry 5 by pleasantread from Pleasanton, California USA on Tuesday, May 10, 2005
The tales were not as funny as I remembered. My son's really enjoyed them though. I will pass this on during our meetup this evening.

Journal Entry 6 by BayAreaBookie from Round Rock, Texas USA on Tuesday, May 10, 2005
This has been passed around at our monthly meeting from Bookcrosser to Bookcrosser. And now it's my turn!

Journal Entry 7 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Tuesday, October 11, 2005
I'm glad to see this book back at the meet-up. I'm looking forward to reading it. :)

Journal Entry 8 by BayAreaBookie at Starbucks, 7904 Dublin Blvd. in Dublin, California USA on Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Released 14 yrs ago (10/11/2005 UTC) at Starbucks, 7904 Dublin Blvd. in Dublin, California USA

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Released to caligula03 at our monthly meetup. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 9 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Monday, January 09, 2006
Book is still on my shelf. It's not in Dublin.

Journal Entry 10 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Sunday, April 09, 2006
The stories are cute in small doses but after awhile they become repetitive and the punchines, predictable.

Journal Entry 11 by caligula03 at Meet-up Meeting, Starbucks in Dublin, California USA on Sunday, April 09, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (4/11/2006 UTC) at Meet-up Meeting, Starbucks in Dublin, California USA

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Taking to the next meeting.

Journal Entry 12 by diodellamorte from San Ramon, California USA on Tuesday, April 11, 2006
This is going to be so much fun to read! Thank you and very nice meeting you Lisa!

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