To tell you the truth, I wholeheartedly loved this book, despite how purely screwed up it was.
Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses is a picture book, but one that's definitely not meant for children. It includes elements such as drug abuse, adrenaline junkies, and just something so messed up that you can't even imagine letting a child read it.
This book is a collection of super short stories that paints this beautifully painful and wrong picture to the readers. The characters all have something just so negative about them. Cinderella doesn't seem so amazing anymore. You'd wonder if Prince Charming is truly that charming. What if the princess in "The Princess and the Pea" was so sensitive that she could not bear even the lightest touch from her husband? Every one of the stories end with a conclusion that left me wondering what truly happened to the characters afterwards.
This book is not for the faint of heart. If you'd like to read short modern fairy tale retellings that just messes your head up, this may just be your thing.