Six-Gun Snow White
Publish date: March 1st 2013
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Pages no: 207
Edition language: English
I love Catherynne M. Valente. I fell in love with her writing and worlds when I first read her Fairyland series. Ever since reading those books, I have set out to buy and collect all of her works. I'm well on my way and now I am the proud owner of more than half her novels. Just three more and I wil...
From the blurb: From New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente comes a brilliant reinvention of one of the best known fairy tales of all time. In the novella Six-Gun Snow White, Valente transports the title's heroine to a masterfully evoked Old West where Coyote is just as likely to be...
I think I can see what Catherynne Valente was trying to do with the fairy-tale/tall-tale/folk-tale mashup titled Six-Gun Snow White. But it just didn't quite work for me.
Quality fairytale retelling which brings something new to an old story? Check. Well realized world-building, and interesting characters? Check. Perfectly nailed Western feel, and good use of dialect (which captures tone, but doesn't make me want to claw my eyes out)? Check and check.This book brough...
Why haven't I read this author before? Because this, guys, this. The ending fell a little flat to me: too open, didn't say as much as the rest of the book did, and I was like 'huh, what, now?' Then again, the book was perfection and if the last page didn't do it for me, well, the rest gave me ...
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