Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading, Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
My musing this week is ... a ramble!
The Boston Globe has a fascinating article on the violence in children's books. It turns out that books published today such as The Hunger Games have a lot in common with classics such as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Tarzan of the Apes not to mention Grimm's Fairytales, and that murder and mayhem as been a staple in children's literature from the beginning of the written word.
Personally, I'm not surprised. Human nature being what it is, people are attracted to the blood and gore at any age and authors like to give their audience what they want.
What surprised me is the outrage of parents and educators who have obviously forgotten what they read as children.
Do you remember any particularly gruesome books from your childhood?