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A retelling of the Snow White fairy tale from the point of view of the "wicked stepmother." This version was a chapbook compiled by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and sold at Comic Con 2008 and on the BPAL website with all proceeds going to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. A retelling of the Snow White fairy tale from the point of view of the "wicked stepmother." This version was a chapbook compiled by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and sold at Comic Con 2008 and on the BPAL website with all proceeds going to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.


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A retelling of the Snow White fairy tale from the point of view of the "wicked stepmother." This version was a chapbook compiled by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and sold at Comic Con 2008 and on the BPAL website with all proceeds going to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. A retelling of the Snow White fairy tale from the point of view of the "wicked stepmother." This version was a chapbook compiled by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and sold at Comic Con 2008 and on the BPAL website with all proceeds going to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

30 review for Snow, Glass, Apples [Chapbook]

  1. 4 out of 5

    Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    The true story of this little shit who everyone thinks is such a sweet little princess-ummm yeah.That pale skin always made me wonder... Look how she grew up. I loved this! I think this is one of the best re-telling's I've seen. Many thanks to my buddy Kelly for giving me a heads up on this one. The true story of this little shit who everyone thinks is such a sweet little princess-ummm yeah.That pale skin always made me wonder... Look how she grew up. I loved this! I think this is one of the best re-telling's I've seen. Many thanks to my buddy Kelly for giving me a heads up on this one.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    Holy crap on a cracker! This short story by Neil Gaiman was creepy! The story is told by Snow White's stepmother. She is afraid of Snow after she . . uh . . bit and sucked her finger! She took the dried apple from me and began to chew it with her sharp yellow teeth. “Is it good?” She nodded. I had always been scared of the little princess, but at that moment I warmed to her and, with my fingers, gently, I stroked her cheek. She looked at me and smiled — she smiled but rarely — then she sank her tee Holy crap on a cracker! This short story by Neil Gaiman was creepy! The story is told by Snow White's stepmother. She is afraid of Snow after she . . uh . . bit and sucked her finger! She took the dried apple from me and began to chew it with her sharp yellow teeth. “Is it good?” She nodded. I had always been scared of the little princess, but at that moment I warmed to her and, with my fingers, gently, I stroked her cheek. She looked at me and smiled — she smiled but rarely — then she sank her teeth into the base of my thumb, the Mound of Venus, and she drew blood. I began to shriek, from pain and from surprise; but she looked at me and I fell silent. The little Princess fastened her mouth to my hand and licked and sucked and drank. When she was finished, she left my chamber. Beneath my gaze the cut that she had made began to close, to scab, and to heal. The next day it was an old scar: I might have cut my hand with a pocket-knife in my childhood Yeah. Anyway, the King dies and the stepmother is left with the vampire monster. No, they don't say she's a vampire but come on. The stepmother does some stuff to get rid of Snow White but I was thinking, you stupid, your supposed to do this not that. But, then we wouldn't have the story right? This is NOT a story for children! There are sexual situations and a little bit of a bloody mess. And the Prince is totally gross! DO NOT LET LITTLE KIDS READ THIS! It's a short, creepy little story and I'm glad I saw one of my friends review about this book! You can read if for free online Snow, Glass, Apples MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ HOLY SHITBALLS! This retelling of Snow White was perfection. No other description. Gaiman at a whole ‘nother level. Growing up I wondered who the f*%# would want to be this bitch . . . When they could be THIS instead . . . I always wanted to hear the story from the Evil Queen’s perspective. You know the old saying, “there are three sides to every story – her side, her side and the truth????” I knew the Evil Queen couldn’t be Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ HOLY SHITBALLS! This retelling of Snow White was perfection. No other description. Gaiman at a whole ‘nother level. Growing up I wondered who the f*%# would want to be this bitch . . . When they could be THIS instead . . . I always wanted to hear the story from the Evil Queen’s perspective. You know the old saying, “there are three sides to every story – her side, her side and the truth????” I knew the Evil Queen couldn’t be completely at fault and 100% bad. I mean, doesn’t a little part of all of us want to kill Kristen Stewart Snow White???? Now that I’m a grown-up I realize there are others who believe the same *fist pound to my girl Shelby* Thank you, Neil Gaiman, for giving us the true story. EVERY DAMN STAR! EDIT TO ADD LINKY-LINKS: Read-y version: Read Me Listen-y version: Hear Me

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

    Snow White's stepmother tells her side of the story in this Neil Gaiman short fantasy piece ... and she has a very different viewpoint about what happened. Holy smoke, is this ever dark and creepy and twisted. If you never wondered why Snow White has skin as white as snow and lips as red as blood, you should. Free online here, and Neil Gaiman is a gifted writer, but seriously, read this only if you're good with R-rated, perverse and extremely dark fairy tales. And you're not alone at night. Snow White's stepmother tells her side of the story in this Neil Gaiman short fantasy piece ... and she has a very different viewpoint about what happened. Holy smoke, is this ever dark and creepy and twisted. If you never wondered why Snow White has skin as white as snow and lips as red as blood, you should. Free online here, and Neil Gaiman is a gifted writer, but seriously, read this only if you're good with R-rated, perverse and extremely dark fairy tales. And you're not alone at night.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣

    5 wonderfully creepy stars Things are never as they seem. Take one very creepy and ruthless Snow White, add vampirism and necrophilia, and you're sure to get your fix this Halloween. Neil Gaiman continues to surprise me every time I read something of his. Snow, Glass, Apples tells Snow White's tale from the Queen's point of view. And let me tell you that it's no fairy tale, but a horror one. The Princess is some kind of emotionless vampire who cannot be killed. At the same time, the Queen is but a 5 wonderfully creepy stars Things are never as they seem. Take one very creepy and ruthless Snow White, add vampirism and necrophilia, and you're sure to get your fix this Halloween. Neil Gaiman continues to surprise me every time I read something of his. Snow, Glass, Apples tells Snow White's tale from the Queen's point of view. And let me tell you that it's no fairy tale, but a horror one. The Princess is some kind of emotionless vampire who cannot be killed. At the same time, the Queen is but a victim in this story. I found myself rooting for her, praying that against what I know from fairy-tales, she'd survive and kill the monster. Clearly, I would not recommend this for children. It is too dark and twisted. But if you're older, you would not want to miss Snow, Glass, Apples. It's simply amazing. It's Neil Gaiman. P.S. You can read the story for free here.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Evelyn (devours and digests words)

    Once again, Neil Gaiman enraptured me in his dark, little world of princesses. You may as well forget the Disney versions because Gaiman's princesses are never the damsel-in-distresses and his tales are not quite for the light-hearted either. His princesses are their own sole heroes but sometimes, they can also be the villains. In this case, Snow, Glass, Apples is a very gritty, very twisted retelling of Snow White. What also makes it quite different is that this little tale is told in the pers Once again, Neil Gaiman enraptured me in his dark, little world of princesses. You may as well forget the Disney versions because Gaiman's princesses are never the damsel-in-distresses and his tales are not quite for the light-hearted either. His princesses are their own sole heroes but sometimes, they can also be the villains. In this case, Snow, Glass, Apples is a very gritty, very twisted retelling of Snow White. What also makes it quite different is that this little tale is told in the perspective of the Queen's.  My soul and my story are my own, and will die with me. There is the old saying that says there are three sides to every stories: Theirs, yours and the truth of what really happened. What if the Queen is not truly evil afterall? What if the girl with the black hair, fair skin and red lips is more than what she seemed? I felt very creeped out with this version of Snow White. By morphing her into this girl with a mean streak and a sinister background, Neil Gaiman has took away my image of a sweet, innocent princess. Perhaps even for good... This dark hole of a tale is accompanied with a dash of Gaiman's enthralling writing style which made reading it even more atmospheric. Snow, Glass, Apples may be too short for my liking but it's a real winner all the same. Actual rating: a very high 3.5 stars. *The Snow White image is drawn entirely by Bahar. *

  7. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa J.

    I actually read this shortie two weeks ago, but today I was looking at my shelves and I was suprised to see it had no review, since I was 99,9% sure I had reviewed it. Plus, it deserves one, so here I am trying to write a decent review. Snow, Glass, Apples is a retelling of Snow White, but it's not your typical retelling. It's told from the perspective of the dear witch, who if I'm honest with you, was always my favourite character. C'mon, how could I not like her? I think it worked for me because I actually read this shortie two weeks ago, but today I was looking at my shelves and I was suprised to see it had no review, since I was 99,9% sure I had reviewed it. Plus, it deserves one, so here I am trying to write a decent review. Snow, Glass, Apples is a retelling of Snow White, but it's not your typical retelling. It's told from the perspective of the dear witch, who if I'm honest with you, was always my favourite character. C'mon, how could I not like her? I think it worked for me because of its dark atmosphere and because of the way the plot took. Have you ever wondered why Snow White's skin is so pale and her lips so red? No? Well, I did. I was a cynic kid and I always thought about those things. Did you ever want to punch this face? Gosh, I'm clenching my teeth with just looking at that gif! Well, I always did, and in this story too, but for very different reasons. This was my first read by Neil Gaiman, and it's not going to be my last. I like his writing style and how he does not shy away the darkness. I decided to start with this one because it was short and I was warned his books are not for everyone, but just with Snow, Glass, Apples I figured I like him. Read the story for free here.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Trish

    How I could not know that Neil Gaiman wrote an alternate version of Snow White's fairy tale, I will never know. As soon as I did find out, I had it on my TBR of course and what better time of year to read this creepy little what-if story than October (and especially this close to Halloween)?! :D I will not say much about the story since it's so short and my review would then spoil the fun, but I will say this: you will never look at innocent little Snow White the same way again and you will certa How I could not know that Neil Gaiman wrote an alternate version of Snow White's fairy tale, I will never know. As soon as I did find out, I had it on my TBR of course and what better time of year to read this creepy little what-if story than October (and especially this close to Halloween)?! :D I will not say much about the story since it's so short and my review would then spoil the fun, but I will say this: you will never look at innocent little Snow White the same way again and you will certainly not compare her to an innocent little lamb anymore. Bwahahahahahaha! Neil Gaiman's writing style is, again, marvellous. I really think that his love for fairy tales of any kind makes his renditions so wonderful and this little gem was no exception.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kelli

    A short review of a short story: I've not read Neil Gaiman before this and I read this online without illustrations, which I assume accompany this story. This was a very brilliant take on Snow White, quite imaginative and different, but with the kind of creepy, sexual overtness that I would imagine could work very well in comic form...not for children. A short review of a short story: I've not read Neil Gaiman before this and I read this online without illustrations, which I assume accompany this story. This was a very brilliant take on Snow White, quite imaginative and different, but with the kind of creepy, sexual overtness that I would imagine could work very well in comic form...not for children.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jan

    Read this short story for free here: https://thedreaming.moteofdust.com/19... Neil Gaiman takes on Snow White...what?! Yeah, he goes there and it's pretty incredible! It's a shortie, but it packs a punch in true Gaiman fashion. Not sure I'll look at red apples the same after this... Read this short story for free here: https://thedreaming.moteofdust.com/19... Neil Gaiman takes on Snow White...what?! Yeah, he goes there and it's pretty incredible! It's a shortie, but it packs a punch in true Gaiman fashion. Not sure I'll look at red apples the same after this...

  11. 5 out of 5

    Liz* Fashionably Late

    You can drop the act, Snow White. Always knew behind that innocent sweet face of yours was actually a perverted psychopath. I think this is the first time I read a Gaiman book, all I knew was Coraline, the Burton-esque movie version. I am incredibly and pleasantly surprised to see I had no clue what I was going into. Snow, Glass, Apples is a (too) short retelling of what actually happened in the cute Grimm story. It's good to know finally the truth is out there and that chick can stop pretending t You can drop the act, Snow White. Always knew behind that innocent sweet face of yours was actually a perverted psychopath. I think this is the first time I read a Gaiman book, all I knew was Coraline, the Burton-esque movie version. I am incredibly and pleasantly surprised to see I had no clue what I was going into. Snow, Glass, Apples is a (too) short retelling of what actually happened in the cute Grimm story. It's good to know finally the truth is out there and that chick can stop pretending to be the fairest. Team Queen FTW. You can find this for free over here and you can hear it over here.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤

    Neil Gaiman has taken whatever sweet childhood memory I have about Snow White and destroyed it with a chainsaw. Love it. Creepiest Snow White ever. Not to mention a pretty sick-in-the-head Prince. I won't even get into that one. 5 Ninja-Bunnehs-Munching-On-Apples Neil Gaiman has taken whatever sweet childhood memory I have about Snow White and destroyed it with a chainsaw. Love it. Creepiest Snow White ever. Not to mention a pretty sick-in-the-head Prince. I won't even get into that one. 5 Ninja-Bunnehs-Munching-On-Apples

  13. 4 out of 5

    MLE

    Perfectly creepy, and terrible. An excellent fairy tale re-imagining. Also evil kids give me the creeps. Perfectly creepy, and terrible. An excellent fairy tale re-imagining. Also evil kids give me the creeps.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elena Salvatore

    Not all fairytales are as beautiful and magical as we remember. Some of them are far more sinister than we actually realized. If you don't believe me, just try to imagine how the "villain" would tell their story of what happened. This was one of the best and creepiest fairytale retellings I've read, I just wish it were longer. Everything in this story fit perfectly with the contex of the original faiytale, from Snow White to the Prince and his "disturbing kinks". The fact that this was written Not all fairytales are as beautiful and magical as we remember. Some of them are far more sinister than we actually realized. If you don't believe me, just try to imagine how the "villain" would tell their story of what happened. This was one of the best and creepiest fairytale retellings I've read, I just wish it were longer. Everything in this story fit perfectly with the contex of the original faiytale, from Snow White to the Prince and his "disturbing kinks". The fact that this was written from the Evil Queen's POV, was the cherry on top.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mia

    SNOW, GLASS, APPLES CHARACTER BIOS Snow White Interests: •Animals •Prostitution •Apples, because they remind me of blood and human skin •Nature, specifically forests •Dwarves •Biting people's genitals Looking for: A kind, loving man who will let me bite him and suck his blood enjoys nature. Evil Queen Interests: •Curses & glamours •Having sex with princes •Dark magic •Revenge •Stringing human hearts above my bed with garlic and berries Looking for: Someone to share in my revenge fantasies. Preferably someone who SNOW, GLASS, APPLES CHARACTER BIOS Snow White Interests: •Animals •Prostitution •Apples, because they remind me of blood and human skin •Nature, specifically forests •Dwarves •Biting people's genitals Looking for: A kind, loving man who will let me bite him and suck his blood enjoys nature. Evil Queen Interests: •Curses & glamours •Having sex with princes •Dark magic •Revenge •Stringing human hearts above my bed with garlic and berries Looking for: Someone to share in my revenge fantasies. Preferably someone who knows how to preserve a human heart for three years. The Prince Interests: •Princesses •Having sex with evil queens •My royal entourage •Necrophilia •Unifying kingdoms Looking for: A lovely corpse woman to have fun with! _______________________________________________________________ In all honesty, this was a really fucked-up little story. I didn't love it, probably because I'm not into fairy tale retellings, but I liked the Evil Queen's tone throughout it all- probably because I've always fancied myself more of a villain than a princess, or because the Evil Queen is a thousand times cooler than Snow White. Read it here.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*

    Monstrous children are my fucking terror kryptonite..... they always do the shudder-bombs to me, ALWAYS!! This revamped fairytale is as sinister as one can hope. It takes us back to the stories that were told to terrify children into not doing things. Like going outside. Walking in forests. or offering hungry children apples. EVER. It's no secret that I am a Neil Gaiman fan but I fucking loved this short. It was creepy, sadistic and fucking perfect. ALL.THE.STARS! Monstrous children are my fucking terror kryptonite..... they always do the shudder-bombs to me, ALWAYS!! This revamped fairytale is as sinister as one can hope. It takes us back to the stories that were told to terrify children into not doing things. Like going outside. Walking in forests. or offering hungry children apples. EVER. It's no secret that I am a Neil Gaiman fan but I fucking loved this short. It was creepy, sadistic and fucking perfect. ALL.THE.STARS!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Anya (~on a semi-hiatus~)

    "I do not know what manner of thing she is. None of us do. She killed her mother in the birthing, but that’s never enough to account for it." It's always such a joyous occasion when you find a version of a fairy story of your childhood that is fucked up and perverted and the sort of kinky you only get to find on the Rule 34 subreddit/4chan. (view spoiler)["Rule 34: If it exists there is porn of it. No exceptions." (hide spoiler)] (nothing wrong with that). Throw confetti! Blow the horns! Yay shatt "I do not know what manner of thing she is. None of us do. She killed her mother in the birthing, but that’s never enough to account for it." It's always such a joyous occasion when you find a version of a fairy story of your childhood that is fucked up and perverted and the sort of kinky you only get to find on the Rule 34 subreddit/4chan. (view spoiler)["Rule 34: If it exists there is porn of it. No exceptions." (hide spoiler)] (nothing wrong with that). Throw confetti! Blow the horns! Yay shattered childhood memories! Truth be told, I have always found Snow White ten shades of annoying. Always cheerful and singing and pls k, no sane individual can keep up that act unless there's something sinister lurking underneath the surface. I wouldn't be lying if I said that I was occasionally suspicious of her having something frisky going on with the dwarves (I've never claimed to be a mentally stable child.) Snow, Glass, Apples has a horror twist on this timeless tale. We have a step-mother who is kind and wise, and a Snow White who likes to suck blood of and deepthroat any walking(?) person in possession of male genitalia (her father, the dwarves, random strangers not spared). Only Neil Gaiman can come up with such wtf material and execute it with finesse and sophistication. Your perversion inspires perverts like me. ^_^

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jonnie

    Pardon my language, but f███. I always knew Snow White was a little shit. This book definitely appealed to the strange in me, and also to the part in me that loves fairy tale retellings with a dark and often creepy twist à la Grimms. Neil Gaiman's fantastic retelling of Snow White from the Evil Queens perspective is drenched in my kind of perfection. Like a glass of red wine - it was absolutely delicious, also chillingly dark, and incredibly erotic (yeah, wine does that to me. I ain't even ashamed Pardon my language, but f███. I always knew Snow White was a little shit. This book definitely appealed to the strange in me, and also to the part in me that loves fairy tale retellings with a dark and often creepy twist à la Grimms. Neil Gaiman's fantastic retelling of Snow White from the Evil Queens perspective is drenched in my kind of perfection. Like a glass of red wine - it was absolutely delicious, also chillingly dark, and incredibly erotic (yeah, wine does that to me. I ain't even ashamed). She said nothing. Her eyes were black as coal, black as her hair; her lips were redder than blood. She looked up at me and smiled. Her teeth seemed sharp, even then, in the lamplight. Kill it with fire. Final thoughts: Team Evil Queen forever and ever and ever. If you hadn't read this and I had a hard copy and we happened to be standing in front of each other, I would kindly throw it in your face. Followed by an ice-pack.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Shandra

    You think you know Snow White? Think again. She's evil...pure evil!!! Her prince is equally as evil as she is. Neil Gaiman has taken the lovely fairy tale I grew up knowing, and has changed it into a disturbing story. I'm sick and twisted, so I thoroughly enjoyed this one!! You think you know Snow White? Think again. She's evil...pure evil!!! Her prince is equally as evil as she is. Neil Gaiman has taken the lovely fairy tale I grew up knowing, and has changed it into a disturbing story. I'm sick and twisted, so I thoroughly enjoyed this one!!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Emer (A Little Haze)

    "Lies and half-truths fall like snow, covering the things that I remember, the things I saw. A landscape, unrecognisable after a snowfall; that is what she has made of my life." I feel distinctly icky!!! This is Snow White but not as you know it/her; it's definitely not related to the lovely Ladybird version of the time-honoured classic that I adored as a child. This twisted little pervert of a fairytale retelling is weird and dark and SO FREAKING CREEPY!!!!!!!! Buuuuuuut rather interesting! "Lies and half-truths fall like snow, covering the things that I remember, the things I saw. A landscape, unrecognisable after a snowfall; that is what she has made of my life." I feel distinctly icky!!! This is Snow White but not as you know it/her; it's definitely not related to the lovely Ladybird version of the time-honoured classic that I adored as a child. This twisted little pervert of a fairytale retelling is weird and dark and SO FREAKING CREEPY!!!!!!!! Buuuuuuut rather interesting! I just need to go have a shower now.... Two or three stars....I'm so confused!!!! READ IT HERE

  21. 4 out of 5

    Molly

    This was disturbing on so many levels. (*shivers*) A dark twisted retelling of Snow White. Enough said,... I'll never think of this fairy tale without remembering Gaiman's short. Of all things... a blood-sucking Snow White (there were clues, yes... skin so white, lips so red). (view spoiler)[I've always dwelt on the sanity of the prince that went and kissed the dead chick (She wasn't asleep in a tower, she lay to rest in a casket!). Sadly a necrophiliac makes perfect sense. (hide spoiler)] “The goo This was disturbing on so many levels. (*shivers*) A dark twisted retelling of Snow White. Enough said,... I'll never think of this fairy tale without remembering Gaiman's short. Of all things... a blood-sucking Snow White (there were clues, yes... skin so white, lips so red). (view spoiler)[I've always dwelt on the sanity of the prince that went and kissed the dead chick (She wasn't asleep in a tower, she lay to rest in a casket!). Sadly a necrophiliac makes perfect sense. (hide spoiler)] “The goose-grease begins to melt and glisten upon my skin. I shall make no sound at all. I shall think no more on this. I shall think instead of the snowflake on her cheek. I think of her hair as black as coal, her lips as red as blood, her skin, snow-white.” I need brain bleach.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Celeste

    So disturbing, but so good. I love Neil Gaiman. And I’ve loved almost everything I’ve read by him. Even the books of his that I didn’t adore still made an impact on the way I think and have burrowed into my brain. And every one of them seems intent on staying within the homes they’ve carved into my gray matter. Snow, Glass, Apples is no exception. Whenever I think of Snow White from now on, his rendition is the one that will flash through my mind. Sorry, Disney. I’m not sure I can ever watch Sno So disturbing, but so good. I love Neil Gaiman. And I’ve loved almost everything I’ve read by him. Even the books of his that I didn’t adore still made an impact on the way I think and have burrowed into my brain. And every one of them seems intent on staying within the homes they’ve carved into my gray matter. Snow, Glass, Apples is no exception. Whenever I think of Snow White from now on, his rendition is the one that will flash through my mind. Sorry, Disney. I’m not sure I can ever watch Snow White and the Seven Dwarves again without an eye twitch. I’ve always been intrigued by the physical description of Snow White. You know, the whole “skin white as snow, lips red as blood, hair black as ebony” thing. (view spoiler)[Doesn’t that sound more like a vampire to you than a fair princess? It always has to me. (hide spoiler)] So, I loved Gaiman’s take. And it still managed to surprise me. I know Halloween has passed, but if you get the urge to read something short and creepy, I recommend this story.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Holy Crap! What if Snow White were really a monster? Well.....she certainly is in this dark and creepy story! Gaiman tells the fairytale from the evil stepmother's viewpoint with crazy good and eerie special effects making for a shockingly good tale. With red type print to accentuate the voice of the Queen, this short play is easy to read and moves right along.Would highly recommend this wickedly freaky and scandalous take on an old children's classic to mature audiences only as it is sexually e Holy Crap! What if Snow White were really a monster? Well.....she certainly is in this dark and creepy story! Gaiman tells the fairytale from the evil stepmother's viewpoint with crazy good and eerie special effects making for a shockingly good tale. With red type print to accentuate the voice of the Queen, this short play is easy to read and moves right along.Would highly recommend this wickedly freaky and scandalous take on an old children's classic to mature audiences only as it is sexually explicit throughout.

  24. 4 out of 5

    TL

    3.5 stars Interesting (for lack of a better word) retelling of "truth" of Snow White. Darker retellings like this also catch my interest. It's always intriguing to see how each writer will twist the myths to their own devices and what falls from their pens. Points for the creativity and the writing but despite all that, I never got fully immersed in the story itself. Would recommend if you are looking for something different :) ---- Read it for free here: https://thedreaming.moteofdust.com/19... 3.5 stars Interesting (for lack of a better word) retelling of "truth" of Snow White. Darker retellings like this also catch my interest. It's always intriguing to see how each writer will twist the myths to their own devices and what falls from their pens. Points for the creativity and the writing but despite all that, I never got fully immersed in the story itself. Would recommend if you are looking for something different :) ---- Read it for free here: https://thedreaming.moteofdust.com/19...

  25. 4 out of 5

    Anuradha

    I think of her hair as black as coal, her lips as red as blood, her skin, snow-white. As do I. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is a fairy tale, nay, a beloved fairy tale about a young, beautiful girl with hair as black as ebony, lips as red as blood, and skin as white as snow. It is the story of the triumph of good over evil; of the victory of an innocent, loving and beautiful child over her clever, evil, equally beautiful step mother. But Neil Gaiman doesn't think so. Why? Because he's Nei I think of her hair as black as coal, her lips as red as blood, her skin, snow-white. As do I. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is a fairy tale, nay, a beloved fairy tale about a young, beautiful girl with hair as black as ebony, lips as red as blood, and skin as white as snow. It is the story of the triumph of good over evil; of the victory of an innocent, loving and beautiful child over her clever, evil, equally beautiful step mother. But Neil Gaiman doesn't think so. Why? Because he's Neil fucking Gaiman and he can ruin any fairytale he wants. You see, it's all about perspective. The kind and gentle (for the intents and purposes of this story only) stepmother says, "They call me wise, but I am far from wise, for all that I foresaw fragments of it, frozen moments caught in pools of water or in the cold glass of my mirror. If I were wise I would not have tried to change what I saw. If I were wise I would have killed myself before ever I encountered her, before ever I caught him." "Wise, and a witch, or so they said, and I’d seen his face in my dreams and in reflections for all my life: sixteen years of dreaming of him before he reined his horse by the bridge that morning, and asked my name." At the ripe age of sixteen, she finds herself in love with the beautiful king of the land. Sixteen and but a child herself, she finds herself married to him, and caring (I use the word loosely here) for his five year-old daughter. Her eyes were black as coal, black as her hair; her lips were redder than blood. ... Her teeth seemed sharp, even then, in the lamplight. But of course, everything about the daughter is not as it seems, and tragedy befalls our heroine. A landscape, unrecognisable after a snowfall; that is what she has made of my life. Saying anything beyond this would, of course compromise the build of the story. I will say this, though; this book is not for the faint-hearted, as beautiful as it is. Neil Gaiman, you perverse weirdo. I didn't think I could ever love you more, but see, now, I do. I'll leave you with this...metaphor. Autumn is the time of drying, of preserving, a time of picking apples, of rendering the goose fat. Winter is the time of hunger, of snow, and of death...

  26. 5 out of 5

    Denisse

    "They will have my body, but my soul and my story are my own, and will die with me." I have no idea what I was expecting from this. It surely wasn't what I got. A friend here in GR marked it as to-read and it caught my attention. But damn! It was very good. I really like and enjoy a good dark twisted retelling. So if you do too, don't waste more time. It's very short and amazingly well written. But...it has some gore scenes and stuff, not too dark for me...but you've been warned. Excelente pa "They will have my body, but my soul and my story are my own, and will die with me." I have no idea what I was expecting from this. It surely wasn't what I got. A friend here in GR marked it as to-read and it caught my attention. But damn! It was very good. I really like and enjoy a good dark twisted retelling. So if you do too, don't waste more time. It's very short and amazingly well written. But...it has some gore scenes and stuff, not too dark for me...but you've been warned. Excelente para ser una historia corta. Admiro a la gente que puede escribir una buena historia con tan pocas palabras. Ese es el verdadero talento. De un tiempo para acá me ha picado el mosquito de los retellings (y por mosquito me refiero a Marissa Meyer), y ahora ando como loca buscando buenos libros con esa temática. Así que no me sorprendí para nada cuando descubrí esta historia corta y me la leí el mismo día. He tenido la oportunidad de leer solo uno de Gaiman, pero en definitiva mientras leo otras de sus novelas, este retelling cortó no esta NADA mal. Tiene ciertas escenas medio gore, pero a mi me encanto. Recomendado para quienes quieran leer algo corto, pero con sustancia.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Paul E. Morph

    What a fantastic subversion of the Snow White fairy tale! Genuinely creepy, it had my flesh crawling. Recommended to anybody who is a fan of Neil Gaiman or just the fantasy/horror genres. I guarantee you'll never think of Snow White the same way again! Thanks to Anne for brining this story to my attention. What a fantastic subversion of the Snow White fairy tale! Genuinely creepy, it had my flesh crawling. Recommended to anybody who is a fan of Neil Gaiman or just the fantasy/horror genres. I guarantee you'll never think of Snow White the same way again! Thanks to Anne for brining this story to my attention.

  28. 5 out of 5

    SUSAN *Nevertheless,she persisted*

    Fantastic. Read this.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Anusha Narasimhan

    All I can say is that I will never look at Snow White the same way again. Thank you, Neil Gaiman, for ruining the loving memory of a fairy tale! But in all honesty, his explanation does make sense. (view spoiler)[ I should have guessed vampire because Snow White has pale skin the colour of snow and red lips the colour of blood. I've always felt that to be weird. Wouldn't people be creeped out by a person who has snow-white skin, blood-red lips and black hair? It wasn't shocking for me to read ab All I can say is that I will never look at Snow White the same way again. Thank you, Neil Gaiman, for ruining the loving memory of a fairy tale! But in all honesty, his explanation does make sense. (view spoiler)[ I should have guessed vampire because Snow White has pale skin the colour of snow and red lips the colour of blood. I've always felt that to be weird. Wouldn't people be creeped out by a person who has snow-white skin, blood-red lips and black hair? It wasn't shocking for me to read about Snow White being some kind of monster, just a moment of "Of course, that finally makes sense!" What made me uncomfortable was her perverted nature. She is a child! (hide spoiler)] Though I found this story somewhat disturbing, I loved reading it. Would highly recommend!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Caro the Helmet Lady

    OK, I'm not sure why the black goo was necessary, because everything else was disturbing enough already, but other than that the story was deliciously twisted and dark and eerie. Have I already mentioned disturbing? OK. Perfect for long autumn nights! OK, I'm not sure why the black goo was necessary, because everything else was disturbing enough already, but other than that the story was deliciously twisted and dark and eerie. Have I already mentioned disturbing? OK. Perfect for long autumn nights!

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