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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 And On The BPAL Website With All Proceeds Going To The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

10 thoughts on “Snow, Glass, Apples

  1. says:

    3.5 stars Oh my Snow, Glass, Apples is some twisted, dark and creepy fairytale retelling of Snow White, lovely and dear Snow White In this short story written by the critically acclaimed author Neil Gaiman, she is pure and innocent no Better watch out the mask she wears might fool you, too The closer you get, the dangerous it becomes Princess 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 What are you doing away from your room I m hungry, she said, like any child Except she isn t any child And the Queen knows it She feels something isn t right about that little girl But, strangely, she doesn t mention it to her husband, Snow White s father That was very odd, I wouldn t have expected the Queen to lack of courage then and prefer some sort of denial perhaps to facing the truth there is a monster among them What is interesting about this short story is that the atmosphere is actually a relatively calm but sinister one as well That may be why I didn t find this read to be as frightful or as poignantly bloody as I first imagined, even if some events happening might certainly give that impression Now I don t know if that was Gaiman s choice to not excess, step too much into horror, or if that is simply how the atmosphere turned out being.There is no complaint to be made for the writing It is, as always, exquisite His choice of words are right, well fitting and the quality of them beautiful It never feels like he is trying too hard He has his style and a quite impressive one, I shall say.Snow, Glass, Apples could have been a full length novel, I m sure of it There is so much that could have been explored and developed in this, especially the characters For instance, while the Queen is not as bloodily jealous and mischievous as she usually appears to us in other books, she isn t a doll either, which makes that I would have loved for the story to contain psychological elements and descriptions for us to understand her motives and personality better If it were today, I would have her heart cut out, true But then I would have her head and arms and legs cut off I would have them disembowel her And then I would watch, in the town square, as the hangman heated the fire to white heat with bellows, watch unblinking as he consigned each part of her to the fire I would have archers around the square, who would shoot any bird or animal who came close to the flames, any raven or dog or hawk or rat And I would not close my eyes until the princess was ash, and a gentle wind could scatter her like snow I did not do this thing, and we pay for our mistakes I am also not one hundred percent sure what Snow White really is A monster Alright, but how A vampire Could it be, but who made her that way A demon What is her father s role in this, then Her need for blood made me go with vampire, that s for sure, but no one utters that word Other than that, the way various characters are acting is quite worth questioning some , but, overall, if you go with everything or believe what the main character thinks, your reading won t necessity many reflections, if that is something you do not want.A great read It deserves to be read by you, if you re seeking a fairytale read that will surprise, hook and maybe even spook you I know this is very short but, honestly, I couldn t and didn t even think once about stopping reading Neil Gaiman has that power on me.You can read it and that for free, on here Enjoy _

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    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.

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    Find all of my reviews at 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 MeListen y version Hear Me

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    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 childhoodYeah 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, ApplesMY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List

  5. says:

    Dear Neil Gaiman,I am now appropriately freaked out by Snow White.Thanks,Anne

  6. says:

    More from Neil Gaiman Give it to me

  7. says:

    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.

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    5 wonderfully creepy starsThings 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.

  9. says:

    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 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 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

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    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.