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This is the real story,
This review is from: Adventures of Pinocchio (Kindle Edition)
This is a review for the free Kindle edition.
Read it! Collodi's original story is light years away from the saccharine, bowlderised Disney version. For example, Disney makes the talking cricket into a funny little man who sings schmaltzy songs like 'When You Wish Upon a Star'.
The book is a lot tougher. Pinocchio kills the cricket in Chapter 4, it then reappears as a ghost and appears again at the end of the story.
The original is dark and dangerous throughout. The moralising is laid on a wee bit thick, but the story swoops and weaves with the most amazing plot (much of which is missing from Disney).
The formatting of the free version leaves a bit to be desired, but the story is so strong it doesn't matter. And for the price who can complain?
A classic. Brilliant!