Six-gun Snow White

Six-gun Snow White

Book - 2013
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Publisher: Burton, Mich. : Subterranean Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9781596065529
Characteristics: 167 p. 23 cm.


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In this inventive Western retelling of the classic fairytale, Snow White is born the daughter of a wealthy silver baron from Nevada and a Crow woman, who dies soon after her birth. When it's clear that her new stepmother has no compassion towards Snow, she flees into the heart of the West to find... Read More »

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Jessica_c Aug 18, 2017

Valente is one of SFF's sharpest writers today, and her Snow White in the Old West is super fun. She also wrote Deathless, a retelling of Russian myth.

A smart re-telling of the Snow White story set in the American west. Gender and race stereotypes are stood on their heads.

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Jun 11, 2018

Interesting twist, but not for kids in the slightest. Reader should be at least familiar with Old West sayings in order to smoothly follow the writing. Could do without the foul language and raunchy scenes.

samcmar Dec 19, 2017

This such a fun interpretation of the story of Snow White! Gun-toting! Magic! Kick-butt heroine! I don't read a lot of westerns, but this had me hooked from the first page. Valente's writing is stellar and completely packs a punch in this tiny little book!

Apr 06, 2017

I'm kind of torn on this book. I really liked it up until the last chapter or so, but the ending seemed kind of out of left field. Sort of the book equivalent of falling for someone saying "Hey, look over there!" and when you turn back around, the person who told you to look has run away, and you're left standing there saying, "Wait, what??"

Megan_PNW Mar 31, 2017

A beautiful and dreamily written novel, this story is part fairy tale, part western and a captivating read about a woman encountering a cold, cruel, brutal world she must make her place in.

Jul 31, 2016

I enjoyed this. Short little read, ending has a twist that kind of doesn't go where you expect it to. Overall, I would recommend.

Jul 10, 2016

Retelling of the Snow White story with western poetic language. The writing is lovely.

PimaLib_JessicaP Feb 01, 2016

Intense. Bizarre. So very different.

JCLJoshN Dec 22, 2015

A stunning, magical little book, a postmodernist Wild West fairy tale, composed of poetry, dreams, dust, blood, gems, fox fur, and deer hearts. If I didn't know any better, I'd think Catherynne Valente was writing stories just for me.

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Jun 11, 2018

LaineKat thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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