Summary and points learnt: Fairy tales and the art of subversion is an incredibly interesting book which talks about the origins of fairytales and the direct influence they have on our culture. What I really liked about this book is it explained he basic knowledge of the fairytales but also went further to make links and give reasoning to why this is important to stories an life now days. I found the analysis of different fairytales really detailed and when they are directly compared to those of a similar nature it became incredibly interesting and I found it good to see that those fairytales I considered ‘the original’ where actually recorded by many different people showing the importance of the oral tradition.Main focus point: The main focus point is clearly fairy tales. There are some links into general story telling but largely the fairytales are the focus and they move through ages and into the more cinema and movie styles such ad Walt Disney. How it read: The book is very much set up as an essay which at times made it difficult to read. However, as I was interested in the topic it wasn’t too bad. The references where clearly laid out and the uses of different italics made it easy to defer between analysis and when there where quotes or information from his resources. As an essay structure it was really well written and formally done with good language. It was a very nice read in this sense with the language being readable and topic specific dialect which made it well informed. I really liked this as a nonfiction/ essay book! I learnt so much about folklore and fairy tales from this book it was so well done and easily laid out and I really enjoyed reading it... fascinating!