Snow, Glass, Apples
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, Nebul ...more
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/>“If ...more
"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 combinat ...more
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/>Actual ...more
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 ...more
Not only is the story well-told, the art is gorgeous and elevates the story even further. My only quibbles are due to my preference for ...more
Neil Gaiman does it again! I have no idea how this author manages to surprise, delight, shock and have me completely captivated in almost every book or graphic novel I’ve read of his so far.
Snow, Glass, Apples is a dark gothic horror retelling of Snow White. Originally a short story by Neil Gaima ...more
Despite that, I'd love to see this author/illustrator pair collaborate again in the future, and I heartily recommend reading this graphic ...more
If I was rating the short story I probably would have rounded down, but I'm rating the new graphic novel and the art was absolutely gorgeous so I decided to round up. I guess the story isn't awful either but today it just kind of reads like edgy bullshit for the sake of edgy bullshit. I'm sure 'what if Snow White was a vampire' was a much more original thought back in 1995 but today it just kind of makes me roll my eyes. Also I really don't see why he felt it was ne ...more
A little backstory: Growing up I used to watch all of the Disney movies on VHS, I had a huge collection. I still watch Disney movies now as an adult from time to time(I prefer the older ones, not really a fan of the newer 3D Disney - Although I adore Tangled). If I had to pick my top favorite Disney princesses(or favorite Female characters) the list would go something like this: Belle from Beauty and the Beast(typical bookworm pick), M ...more
Lies and half-truths fall like snow, covering the things that I remember, the things I saw. A landscape, unrecognizable after a snowfall - that is what she has made of my life.4.5 stars
The artwork is incredible, a 10/10. The story is darkly horrific, quiet yet nonetheless chilling and foreboding in its unfolding. Definitely not a kid's book is all I'm going to say regarding certain parts of it!starsThe ...more
Oh, this… This was brilliant, twisted and dark. I love Neil Gaiman for a reason, and the way he takes the traditional story of Snow White and flips it so that it is a disturbing version of the tale is awe-inspiring.
This is definitely a story I would recommend to anyone who loves to read creepy and dark stories with cruelty woven in seamlessly.
And above all, it’s very entertaining.
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The story on the other hand did not do much for me. Gaiman reimagines the story with Snow White as a monstrous vampire and a good queen fighting evil. The writing is Gaiman so it is good, the story is chilling - but the main point seems to be the abundance of gore and sex, without any character development or meaning. It is a self-serving, gory erotic vampire fantasy, which I don’t care for at all. ...more
I've read this decadent gem by Gaiman before and I enjoyed it. But under Doran's masterful art, it bloomed to full life. It's a good thing that I already knew the story since I had to take long breaks just ooh-ing an ...more
Of course, some mutter, we’ve known about this for years – his award-winning (Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Locus, Bram Stoker etc etc) prose in novel and short form, the Sandman graphic novels… but it’s nice to see that others finally ...more
Have you ever seen a story with art so beautiful? Kind reminds of Belladonna of Sadness
This was dark. This was real dark. Kind of reminds me of The Curse of Sleeping Beauty meets Snow White meets a real beautiful anime film. This could honestly be a film - both live action and anime - and not just any old Snow White retelling. This is dark and original. I rarely see Snow White in this light.
Oh my God!!!
The whole comic is amazing! All the little details and ...more
The whole coffin thing was just too weird though and unpleasant though, so that knocked three stars of my rating instantly. There was no way around it.
Setting that aside though I can tell that there was some real thought put into the illustrations. The colourscheme was just stunning and fits with the fairytales of old. I rarely pick up graph ...more
5/5 Stars; Gorgeous art and great (yet a bit short) reimagining of a classic fairytale
Thank you Neil Gaiman, I'll never look at Snow White the same way ever again.
In particular, it gave me the same gross vibes as in The Last Wish where the narrator was very clear that oh yes, that pre-pubescent child is a slut, alright. She definitely wanted TeH sEx. In this case, she was six.
Supposedly, this is because Snow White is a vampire and the prince is a necrophiliac, but yuck.