Stories Not For Children

Fiction - Fantasy - General
88 Pages
Reviewed on 01/17/2012
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Author Biography

Georgi Ivanov Nenchev, born 24.06.1971, city of Sophia.
My Home town is Gabrovo near ideal geographical center of Bulgaria. I have studied at National Nature and Mathematical Science School named after academician Ivan Gyuzhelev. I had spent almost every summer vacation at the village of Lipnitza, Vratza district, at my grand parent`s ,where I had studied nature in details. While being a child big impression on me had made stories about Chavdar Chieftain and so, heroes from Bulgarian history. Through village of Lipnitza goes The Road of Botev Company, a national hero who died in a battle against Turkish invaders.
I have a big interest in Medicine. I had Studied in Medical Faculty, Higher Medical Institute, town of Pleven. After that I had worked in Emergency department, town of Gabrovo, my home town. There I have had many close meetings with Death and had changed my point of view about Life.
My books appear as a result of my new point of view upon life and human nature.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lori M for Readers' Favorite

"Stories Not for Children" takes three well-known fairy tales and twists and skews them into adult conspiracy theories and tales. The underlying stories of 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Sleeping Beauty', and 'The Three Brothers and the Golden Apple' are barely recognizable once author Godrak is done with them. Cleverly, with great wit and intense imagination, the author spins tales like you’ve never imagined, stories that are definitely NOT for children.

In 'Little Red Riding Hood', for example, the author paints a humorous visual when he indicates that she had to go to visit her grandma, her father’s mother, who didn’t live with the family because, “the mother-in-law's condition was getting worse and worse and no therapy could make it better.” Hilarious take on an old classic family dynamic. He also tells us that 'The Three Little Pigs' were filthy rich as a result of racketeering and plundering. Sarcastic sacrilege!

In the tale of 'Sleeping Beauty', Godrak explores how on earth someone could have possibly slept for 100 years. He posits that since the dawn of time some people with scientific minds see things better than others and contemplate things as opposed to picking their noses or developing their muscles. He somehow ties together 'Sleeping Beauty', 'the Pillars of Earth', 'Blue Beard', and what is to be later known as 'the Tunguska Meteorite'. He has some imagination! His last twisted story involves magicians and the naughty things they do that can wreak havoc on us.

Clever, interesting, and very different, these not-for-children stories are definitely a fun read.