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Six Gun Snow White - Catherynne M. Valente
Six Gun Snow White
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From New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente comes a brilliant reinvention of one 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 found as the... show more
From New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente comes a brilliant reinvention of one 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 found as the seven dwarves.A plain-spoken, appealing narrator relates the history of her parents--a Nevada silver baron who forced the Crow people to give up one of their most beautiful daughters, Gun That Sings, in marriage to him. With her mother s death in childbirth, so begins a heroine s tale equal parts heartbreak and strength. This girl has been born into a world with no place for a half-native, half-white child. After being hidden for years, a very wicked stepmother finally gifts her with the name Snow White, referring to the pale skin she will never have. Filled with fascinating glimpses through the fabled looking glass and a close-up look at hard living in the gritty gun-slinging West, readers will be enchanted by this story at once familiar and entirely new.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00GHK7DAM
Publisher: Corsair
Edition language: English
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I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it
5.0 Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente
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...
Malin
Malin rated it
4.0 #CBR8 Book 111: Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente
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...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
2.5 Six-Gun Snow White
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.
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
3.5 Six-Gun Snow White: Or, a grim western take on Grimm
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...
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it
5.0 So. Much. Love
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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