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A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran. A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after. From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula Award-winning and A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran. A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after. From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula Award-winning and Sunday Times-bestselling writer Neil Gaiman (American Gods) comes this graphic novel adaptation by Colleen Doran (Troll Bridge).


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A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran. A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after. From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula Award-winning and A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran. A not-so-evil queen is terrified of her monstrous stepdaughter and determined to repel this creature and save her kingdom from a world where happy endings aren't so happily ever after. From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula Award-winning and Sunday Times-bestselling writer Neil Gaiman (American Gods) comes this graphic novel adaptation by Colleen Doran (Troll Bridge).

30 review for Snow, Glass, Apples

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lola

    *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 more. Better watch out: the mask she wears might fool you, too. The closer you get, the more 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. *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 more. Better watch out: the mask she wears might fool you, too. The closer you get, the more 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 more 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 more 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 more, 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! ^_^

  2. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte May

    Very weird. Very creepy. Think it might be my least favourite by Gaiman. Sorry Neil. There's not many things in the book world I don't like, I have my preferences, but generally I'll read anything. But one thing I've never been a fan of, and probably never will be, is vampires. Don't ask me why because I couldn't really say why, but as narratives and plots go, I don't like them. I can see what Neil was trying to do, it just wasn't for me. Nude illustrations and Snow White as a blood sucking Very weird. Very creepy. Think it might be my least favourite by Gaiman. Sorry Neil. There's not many things in the book world I don't like, I have my preferences, but generally I'll read anything. But one thing I've never been a fan of, and probably never will be, is vampires. Don't ask me why because I couldn't really say why, but as narratives and plots go, I don't like them. I can see what Neil was trying to do, it just wasn't for me. Nude illustrations and Snow White as a blood sucking vampire, I'll pass. Give me Stardust or Coraline anytime, this isn't the Neil I love.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mischenko

    -Mild spoilers- This Snow White retelling is totally reimagined and nothing like the original. In Neil Gaiman’s adaptation, Snow White isn’t the little innocent sweetheart we all know, but rather some type of blood-sucking monster. In addition, this retelling is told from the not-so-evil queen’s point of view… “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 -Mild spoilers- This Snow White retelling is totally reimagined and nothing like the original. In Neil Gaiman’s adaptation, Snow White isn’t the little innocent sweetheart we all know, but rather some type of blood-sucking monster. In addition, this retelling is told from the not-so-evil queen’s point of view… “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 personally loved the twist which was refreshing, and the story is extremely dark and creepy. The writing style is lovely and the illustrations by Colleen Doran are very detailed and stunningly beautiful. I would normally include a summary in my review, but I don’t want to spoil this story because it’s very short and there isn’t much to it. Just a note that this book does contain very graphic sex scenes and isn’t intended for children. Overall, I enjoyed this graphic novel and ended up reading it twice. It’s incredibly unique the way it was retold and certainly visually stimulating. My only complaint is that I wish it were longer because it ended way too quickly for me. With it being such a short story without much character development, it was still very good. I wish this would be written into a full-length novel. 4**** You can see this full review@ www.readrantrockandroll.com

  4. 5 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.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    Dear Neil Gaiman, I am now appropriately freaked out by Snow White. Thanks, Anne Highly Recommended Read it free HERE OR listen to a highly creepy audio rendition acted out HERE.

  6. 4 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 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

  7. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    A delightfully distorted twist on the Snow White tale. Snow White and the Evil Queen's roles are reversed with Snow White becoming a vampire that plagues the Queen's kingdom. Colleen Doran's art is gorgeous, giving the book a classic storybook look. There is a bit of erotica here so be warned. This is my favorite graphic adaptation of Gaiman's short stories yet.

  8. 5 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

  9. 5 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.

  10. 5 out of 5

    David Schaafsma

    “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.” "Snow, Glass, Apples" is a story from Neil Gaiman's collection, Smoke and Mirrors It is adapted here in spectacular fashion by Colleen Doran who—in a fascinating and useful appendix—says she was inspired in her work by an early-20th-century illustrator, Harry Clarke. The illustration work is ornate, romantic, a combination of “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.” "Snow, Glass, Apples" is a story from Neil Gaiman's collection, Smoke and Mirrors It is adapted here in spectacular fashion by Colleen Doran who—in a fascinating and useful appendix—says she was inspired in her work by an early-20th-century illustrator, Harry Clarke. The illustration work is ornate, romantic, a combination of fantasy, horror and erotica in her capable hands. There’s the breath of Aubrey Beardsley in here, too, including beads, flowers, long hair, lush and timelessly mythic. So, as you know, Snow White (in the Disney film) sang with the birds and animals of the forest and gaily danced and worked with the seven dwarfs. Traumatized by an evil stepmother Queen. Nope, not this time. In this version, Snow, Glass, Apples, narrated by the not-so-evil stepmothet, Snow is beautiful, but the qualities that made her pure and innocent in Disney are the very keys to her evil, and in it she terrorizes the land, and even preys on her own father—she’s horrific, and in Doran’s capable hands, deliciously so. I really liked this gorgeous adaptation of Gaiman’s (perverse) story, but primarily because of the artwork, some of the best ever.

  11. 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.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Hamad

    This Review Blog Twitter Instagram Actual Rating: 3.5 stars I love dark retellings, I specially like them of fairy tales from my childhood, because as a kid I wanted something fluffy and positive, I grow up and find that the world is a dark place and so flipping those stories is fascinating! This is an adult graphic novel as it contain some explicit scenes and gore and it is dark! I can’t say much about the writing because I read the graphic novel version and that reminds me that I should use This Review ✍️ Blog 📖 Twitter 🐦 Instagram 📷 Actual Rating: 3.5 stars 🌟 I love dark retellings, I specially like them of fairy tales from my childhood, because as a kid I wanted something fluffy and positive, I grow up and find that the world is a dark place and so flipping those stories is fascinating! 🌟 This is an adult graphic novel as it contain some explicit scenes and gore and it is dark! I can’t say much about the writing because I read the graphic novel version and that reminds me that I should use this opportunity to praise the artist who did the illustrations as she did an outstanding job! The drawings were creepy and were just perfect for the story! I am always mentioning that the illustrations in graphic novel are disappointing me, but not this time! 🌟 The plot is nice, a dark twist to what we know of snow white and the dwarves! It would probably destroy the story you know and scar you for life so beware xD 🌟 Summary: This was a short novel that is a perfect read for Halloween since it is approaching so you may want to add it to that month’s TBR! The whole story is read in 30 mins so it is worth giving a chance if you like stories of this kind! you can get the book from here: Book Depository

  13. 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 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. *

  14. 4 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.

  15. 4 out of 5

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    “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 “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.” In this dark, twisted retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Neil Gaiman re-imagines the classic tale, making Snow White the villain and the queen the victim. As a fan of fairytale retellings, I appreciated the original point of view of the author: after all, there are so many versions of this and other tales, that finding an original twist is certainty a sing of great artistic talent. While I loved the main plot, I wasn't particularly a fan of the execution itself: explicit sex scenes in comics are my pet peeve, and this one was full of them; that paired with a somewhat old art-style which doesn't meet my taste, made me appreciate this graphic novel less. Looking at the art as a sketch though, I realized my main problem with this kind of illustration is not with the drawing itself, but with the colouring. I enjoyed this read, but it's definitely not a new favourite. Nonetheless, some pages of this book are stunningly beautiful. As always with Neil Gaiman, I have mixed feelings.

  16. 5 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 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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...

  19. 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 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.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Daviau

    This is THE best Snow White retelling I’ve ever read by far! It’s such a gruesome and unique take on one of my favourite fairytales and I couldn’t have loved it more. It was such an awesome spin on Snow White, it had me hooked right from the first page and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see how dark Gaiman would take it. And it got pretty damn dark and I absolutely lapped it up! At this point I’m convinced that Gaiman has made a pact with the devil to just consistently churn out This is THE best Snow White retelling I’ve ever read by far! It’s such a gruesome and unique take on one of my favourite fairytales and I couldn’t have loved it more. It was such an awesome spin on Snow White, it had me hooked right from the first page and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see how dark Gaiman would take it. And it got pretty damn dark and I absolutely lapped it up! At this point I’m convinced that Gaiman has made a pact with the devil to just consistently churn out masterpieces, it’s absolutely unbelievable how everything he touches turns to PURE GOLD. And don’t get me started on the artwork because it’s just so gorgeous that I don’t have the words to give it any justice, just do your eyes a favour and read it yourself!

  21. 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

  22. 5 out of 5

    MLE

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

  23. 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!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Mia (Parentheses Enthusiast)

    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 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.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance

    ***This review is the residual product of me loving the novel, composing an amazing review on it (in Goodreads) and a glitch on the site not letting me save it and it getting lost in the abyss due to 'the title not existing' apparently as per GR!!!! - I'm a dumb... for composing it directly on the Goodreads site vs in word, where I usually write my reviews first to ensure THIS does not happen!!! Grrr.*** Amazing illustrations! I don't want to say that I am becoming a fan of Neil Gaiman's work, but ***This review is the residual product of me loving the novel, composing an amazing review on it (in Goodreads) and a glitch on the site not letting me save it and it getting lost in the abyss due to 'the title not existing' apparently as per GR!!!! - I'm a dumb... for composing it directly on the Goodreads site vs in word, where I usually write my reviews first to ensure THIS does not happen!!! Grrr.*** Amazing illustrations! I don't want to say that I am becoming a fan of Neil Gaiman's work, but so far I really enjoyed the few books by him that I have read - the last being 'Stardust'. His award-winning works stand to reason for his unique, macabre flavor and his incredible talent in the storytelling craft is superb. This retelling of Snow White starts off beautifully with the widowed king falling in love with the future stepmother of Snow White at the opening. This is not a graphic novel you can hand to your children...as it depicts explicit coupling scenes, albeit tastefully created illustrating love and lust. I foremost was enamored with the visually stunning images, which some of them held secrets to discover upon second glance while all of them were bright and enchanting. In this version of the tale, Snow White is a creepy, evil character, who shows no remorse in her father's demise and is devoid of the smallest inkling of affection towards her stepmother, who certainly has tried to gain it and to like her too. Fearing for her life and safety, the stepmother boards up the windows and doors of the castle until she makes an inevitable decision...one that should keep the kingdom safe and prosperous. Like the apple in the original tale has become the well-known symbolism for Snow White, the heart that the stepmother cuts out of Snow White in this twisted tale to hang among fruit to dry should be the one Snow, Glass, Apples is to be remembered by. To the queen, the heart devoid of its beat becomes the indicator of her kingdom's security and prosperity while Snow White slumbers in the woods. So, of course, there is a prince to enter the tale. He is a handsome one, but riddled with a peculiar affliction, one that the queen's warmth cannot cure. In greatest moments of despair, his coldest desires are met, taken by vengeful force sending beats of the once dead in rhythmic drums of danger, and what was once dead has woken anew. This twisted tale has Gaiman written all over it. I love the fantastic illustrations and could have kept on reading. If it wasn't for me having to recreate this review half as good as my original writings, I'd swoon a bit more. Despite my grumblings about this mess-up and my rather small and pathetic review, this novel made my five-star rated list of graphic novels to recommend. I hope you will enjoy this novel too :) More of my reviews here: Through Novel Time & Distance

  26. 4 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 "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. ^_^

  27. 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!!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Trish

    A short story by one of my favourite authors that I‘ve known for a while. But now, finally, it is getting an illustrated edition and I couldn‘t be happier about it! For those who don‘t know yet: this is a retelling of the classic fairytale Snow White. As some of us might have suspected for a while, the little princess isn‘t as innocent as she liked people to believe. I mean, just the description of what she looked like ... Here‘s the deal: (view spoiler)[she‘s a vampire (hide spoiler)] . I does A short story by one of my favourite authors that I‘ve known for a while. But now, finally, it is getting an illustrated edition and I couldn‘t be happier about it! For those who don‘t know yet: this is a retelling of the classic fairytale Snow White. As some of us might have suspected for a while, the little princess isn‘t as innocent as she liked people to believe. I mean, just the description of what she looked like ... Here‘s the deal: (view spoiler)[she‘s a vampire (hide spoiler)] . I does make perfect sense if you think about it. But the main event isn‘t really the story itself, it‘s the art. Everyone who loves beautiful, detailed illustrated editions has to get this. Some examples of panels I liked especially (can‘t find a good image of my absolute favourite but you‘ll get the idea): Yes, this is an adult retelling of the tale. Yes, this is erotic. And yes, it is gothic/creepy. But why the hell not?! A wonderful addition to my library!

  29. 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.

  30. 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 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.

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