- File Size: 308 KB
- Print Length: 90 pages
- Publication Date: December 10, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004FV5C4Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,169 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Grimm Curse (Once Upon A Time Is Now) (The Grimm Curse Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them - all at once? Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. Until the one day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control. Paperback | Kindle book
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For instance, action was frequently emphasized by using CAPITAL LETTERS, something I found annoying and distracting. Detail was nearly nonexistent and the plot wobbled everywhere despite the fact that the entire book takes place over about three days.
This is a great idea, but please send this book back to the editor and let its true potential out!
The story is about a boy, named Jake, who is the last remaining member of the Grimm family. As a result, he has to take over the role of the Huntsmen because all of the Grimm Fairytales are real, and it's up to Jake to control all of the Fairytale characters. It seems that there's a rash of vanishing children, and it seems that a local witch is involved. I don't want to say to much more about Jake, because I want the reader to discover certain things about Jake.
I did have a few problems with this.
1) The writing style of the author. The author's writing style is very poor. It's as if someone in elementary school wrote this book. The action in the book isn't really thought out and is lacking excitement. The action is very poorly written and not really fleshed out as it should have been. Also the author seems to like to use caps to express emotion. Things like POW, BAM, WHAM, BANG, "You think WE should do this?" "No, I think YOU should do this!!" After a while, it was very annoying, and took away from the plot. Also, the writer wrote in both first and third person. When it was in third person, it was hard to who was telling the story. It's just a very odd mix, and that too, took away from the story.
2) The story needs an editor. There are some awkward sentences in there, and odd word combinations. Things like, "It cost $5 bucks." If you have the dollar sign, then you don't need the word "bucks". If you have the word "bucks", you don't need the dollar sign.
3) This is short story, 83 pages. I wish the author took more time to develop a full book.Read more ›
As other reviewers have said, this book seems to be a prologue for a series. I received it for free, but I would have been unhappy with the length if I had paid $2.99 for it. "The Grimm Curse" is certainly worth full price in terms of quality, but I have a personal price limit on what I pay for shorter works and full-length books. For example, I paid $2.99 for Mr. Carpenter's full-length book "Killer" and and consider it to be a bargain.
I hadn't realized that this book was the basis for the television series "Grimm". As an adult, I relate better to the characters as adults, but "The Grimm Curse" would be a wonderful YA book series that would still appeal to adults. In a perfect world, Mr. Carpenter would write two series, one with a teenaged Jacob, and a parallel one with Jacob as an adult. I would be happy to read both.
I'm a huge fan of the Dresden Files and I would put this book on the same level as that series. It's funny, smart, creative and has it's own darkness to it. However, the story line is nothing like the TV show....which is probably why I liked it so much. The only similarities that the book and show share is the character's name (Jacob Grimm), the fact that he's a descendant of the Brothers Grimm, and he can see pretty crazy stuff.
That is where all connections between the book and show end.
In the show, Jake's an adult.
In the book, Jake's a kid.
In the show, Jake's a cop.
In the book, Jake's a high school student.
In the show, Jake has an aunt.
In the book, Jake has an uncle.
In the show, the aunt had a trailor.
In the book, the uncle had a house.
In the show, Jake is engaged.
In the book, Jake doesn't even have a girlfriend.
In the show, Jake sees all these weird creatures in Portland, Oregon.
In the book, they're all confined to the town in which he was born.
So, if you're a huge fan of the show then you'll probably be disappointed in the book.
I hope that we can see more of these stories from Stephen Carpenter. As others have already noted, the book's only downfall is that it is way too short. I read it in a day.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent story. Big fan of the GRIMM program on TV and read this book, hoping it was similar
And it is. Read more
This was a good beginning to a new series. The Grimm story is just a little different, told by a teenager rather than a grown man. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ladyetrek
I confess, I've purchased it because of the TV series ... But that book is just so captivating, I couldn't put it down until the end!Published 12 months ago by McLion
I have followed the TV series since the very beginning and discovered the books by accident. Really liked the first one and am looking forward to the rest. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Carl
Very interesting and well thought out. Cute and a fast read.Published 17 months ago by Kindle Customer
I was so involved with the characters Its a quick read, but I looking forward to reading the other books in the Grimm Series.Published 20 months ago by nettie
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One of our favorite shows this season. Keep up the good work.
Apr 24, 2012 by K. Goss | See all 3 posts
Mercedes - Look for it in paperback by summer, depending on how the TV ratings go on the show. I created the NBC GRIMM series but it's up to the network if they keep it running. The book is my own attempt to bring the fairy tales to a new, younger audience. I hope you like the book series and... Read More
Jan 20, 2012 by Steve Carpenter | See all 2 posts
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