From the editorial review: "Most of the tales will be unfamiliarto American and English readers, who may be surprised by the graphicdescriptions of murder, mutilation, and cannibalism"
The "graphic descriptions" of the aforementioned evils are grossly overrated. They are merely stated or less yet, alluded to. Even when described, the artistry is such that the reader has difficulty connecting with the text as the descriptions are not picturesque but instead, one dimensional.
Based upon the editorial review, I expected that I would be chilled and thrilled from here to doomsday. Hardly. This was a horror free read, after which I slept like a lamb. This book was the equivalent of a kiddie ride at Six Flags.
However, while it did not deliver the promised goods, I did find it appropriate for a very young adult with whom you are interested in rekindling a love of stories and reading. While tame for adult standards, it might prove to be an odd twist on the traditional *G* rated nursery fare, and could possibly provoke a discussion on the differences between these tales and ones with which they are more familiar.