Six-Gun Snow White

Six Gun Snow White A New York Times bestselling author offers a brilliant reinvention of one of the best known fairy tales of all time with Snow White as a gunslinger in the mythical Wild West Forget the dark enchanted

  • Title: Six-Gun Snow White
  • Author: Catherynne M. Valente
  • ISBN: 9781596065529
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A New York Times bestselling author offers a brilliant reinvention of one of the best known fairy tales of all time with Snow White as a gunslinger in the mythical Wild West.Forget the dark, enchanted forest Picture instead a masterfully evoked Old West where you are likely to find coyotes as the seven dwarves Insert into this scene a plain spoken, appealing narratoA New York Times bestselling author offers a brilliant reinvention of one of the best known fairy tales of all time with Snow White as a gunslinger in the mythical Wild West.Forget the dark, enchanted forest Picture instead a masterfully evoked Old West where you are likely to find coyotes as the seven dwarves Insert into this scene a plain spoken, appealing narrator who relates the history of our heroine s parents a Nevada silver baron who forced the Crow people to give up one of their most beautiful daughters, Gun That Sings, in marriage to him Although her mother s life ended as hers began, so begins a remarkable tale equal parts heartbreak and strength This girl has been born into a world with no place for a half native, half white child After being hidden for years, a very wicked stepmother finally gifts her with the name Snow White, referring to the pale skin she will never have Filled with fascinating glimpses through the fabled looking glass and a close up look at hard living in the gritty gun slinging West, this is an utterly enchanting story at once familiar and entirely new.

    Six Gun Snow White by Catherynne M Valente Six Gun Snow White is a retelling of Snow White as a western It hearkens to earlier, non sanitized, pre Disney versions of the tale Mr H, Snow White s father, buys her mother, Gun Who Sings, from her tribe. Six Gun Snow White Catherynne M Valente, Charlie Bowater Mar , In the novella Six Gun Snow White, Valente transports the title s heroine to a masterfully evoked Old West where Coyote is just as likely to be found as the seven dwarves A plain spoken, appealing narrator relates the history of her parents a Nevada silver baron who forced the Crow people to give up one of their most beautiful daughters, Gun That Sings, in marriage to him. Six Gun Snow White Six Gun Snow White is a fantasy novella by Catherynne M Valente, retelling the story of Snow White in a mythical version of the Old West It was published by Subterranean Press Reception edit Six Gun Snow White Book by Catherynne M Valente Six Gun Snow White by Catherynne M Valente A New York Times bestselling author offers a brilliant reinvention of one of the best known fairy tales of all time Six Gun Snow White by Catherynne M Valente, Charlie Six Gun Snow White I accept with equanimity that you will not credit me when I tell you Mr H married a Crow woman and had a baby with her round about the time he struck his fortune in the good blue, which is how folk used to designate Nevada silver It don t trouble me none if any soul calls me a liar. Six Gun Snow White Catherynne M Valente, Julia Whelan Feb , Six Gun Snow White is the clever corruption of a familiar tale, featuring elegant prose with subtle depth and complexity shimmering just below the surface The wild west setting was unique and fresh, paving the way for interesting language and memorable characters including a bounty hunting dude and a camp of female bandits. Six Gun Snow White, Chapter YouTube Jun , Provided to YouTube by Zebralution GmbH Six Gun Snow White, Chapter Catherynne M Valente Six Gun Snow White Dreamscape Media, LLC Released on Six Gun Snow White Literature TV Tropes A novella published in , Six Gun Snow White by Catherynne M Valente is a retelling of the classic fairy tale reimagined in the The Wild West While examining the typical themes of relationships between mothers and daughters and beauty being a woman s power, the story also touches on issues of racism and the difficulties of being biracial, the domination of women by men, the domination of Native SIX GUN SNOW WHITE by Catherynne M Valente Kirkus Reviews Valente The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, , etc reimagines Snow White as a story set in an extravagantly imagined Wild West and propelled by a sharpshooting, half Crow heroine.Valente s Snow White is the daughter of Mr H, a greedy man who made his fortune on Nevada silver mines and married a woman of the Crow people named Gun That Sings as a way to possess her beauty completely. Fiction Book Review Six Gun Snow White by Catherynne M Valente s adaptation of the fairy tale to the Old West provides a witty read with complex reverberations from the real world Snow White is the daughter of a Crow woman abducted and forced into

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    Catherynne M. Valente

    Catherynne M Valente was born on Cinco de Mayo, 1979 in Seattle, WA, but grew up in in the wheatgrass paradise of Northern California She graduated from high school at age 15, going on to UC San Diego and Edinburgh University, receiving her B.A in Classics with an emphasis in Ancient Greek Linguistics She then drifted away from her M.A program and into a long residence in the concrete and camphor wilds of Japan.She currently lives in Maine with her partner, two dogs, and three cats, having drifted back to America and the mythic frontier of the Midwest.

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    • Take fairy tale mythology, the sideways structure of Native American folklore, a Wild West setting, weave it through with themes on race and gender and wrap it in Valente's wordsmithing, and you'll have Six-Gun Snow White."A body can only deliver up the truth its bones know. Its blood, which is its history. My body is my truth, and I have laid it out as evidence on the table of my father's reputation, for by know you may have guessed my next revelation." --from The Creation of Snow WhiteThis bea [...]

    • When a half-breed girl saddled with the nickname Snow White has had enough of her wicked stepmother, she goes on the run in the Wild West. As she lives by her gun and her wits, will past catch up with her?Six-Gun Snow White is a retelling of Snow White as a western. It hearkens to earlier, non-sanitized, pre-Disney versions of the tale. Mr. H, Snow White's father, buys her mother, Gun Who Sings, from her tribe. Gun Who Sings dies in childbirth and things are as good as could be expected until th [...]

    • Catherynne M. Valente must be one of the most imaginative and talented writers in speculative fiction in the last ever so many years.Six Gun Snow White, her 2013 novella (160 pages) re-tells the old German folk tale made famous by the Brothers Grimm and Walt Disney, but in a similar way that Stephen King did with The Gunslinger, by casting a fantasy story into a western. Unlike King’s surreal fantasy with western themes and settings, though, Valente has this Snow White, as a Native American da [...]

    • I think this is an excellent novel with or without its being a retelling of Snow White.Unfortunately, I'm not and never have been a huge fan of Westerns. That being said, I was only able to get into it as far as Cat Valente could carry it, which was quite far, indeed. The best things I can say about it is that this was never tongue-in-cheek or a lackadaisical mapping of the fairytale into recognizable parody. It felt like a serious and heartfelt rendition of magical realism, where we are never q [...]

    • [7/10]I have noticed recently the popularity of spoof novels, mashing together Jane Austen and zombies or Abraham Lincoln with vampires. I am not much tempted to give them a try, having low expectations from the lack of originality and from the low-brow/cheap type of humor. The reason I mentioned them is that I want to stress that Catherynne Valente doesn't belong in this category. She has found a niche as anauthor from re-examining classic fairytales and myths from a modern and usually revision [...]

    • Bloody brilliant!This gun slinging girl is no Snow White….unless red juicy apples are blood pumping hearts and the 7 dwarves are 7 coyotes!The girl was born with hair black as coal, lips red as blood and skin reflecting that of her mothers. She is the daughter of ‘Gun That Sings’, the Crow Indian Bride her father took from Montana Territory to California. Living a sheltered live in a zoo that daddy built, she never is allowed to leave the grounds and has a gun she calls Rose Red. Since her [...]

    • Rating: 4.9* of fiveThis glittering reimagination of a foundational myth wins an almost-perfect score from me. Go take a gander. Valente is a reliable source of wonderful and creative takes and re-takes on fairy tales, but she's also a wordsmith of astounding facility.

    • Catherynne Valente is such a master prose smith that anything she writes is worth reading, but I run hot and cold on the stories she actually tells. Sometimes her stories just seem to get lost in the craft of telling them.Six-Gun Snow White holds together admirably as a Western retelling of Snow White, with Snow being the half-breed daughter of a rich silver baron and a Crow woman.Pampered and spoiled and kept hidden away in an upper floor out of sight by Daddy, Snow lives a lonely but untrouble [...]

    • Words. Wordswordswords. Cat Valente is one of those authors that uses lots of words, many of them pretty. But (for me) it's fucking difficult to extract the story from all them thar pretty words. Are you in there, story? I feel like you must be! Everyone raves about your "gorgeous/lush/elegant/poetic" prose, but what good are all these beautiful sentences if I can't parse their meaning?Calm down, sentences, you're giving me a headache. Cat Valente writes books that I want to love. I read what ot [...]

    • To be honest I didn't really go into this with any specific expectation as the only other book by Catherynne Valente I had read was The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland and that was a truly beautiful but also a very bizarre story. Of course, I did expect at least some parallels to Snow White, but this is quite a lot more than that becuase it's also a weird western take on the whole affair, and again it's beautifully written.We follow the main character as she narrates her story of her early li [...]

    • Just wonderful.Valente has a powerful voice and a gift for visceral descriptions, which breathe a vibrancy to the stories and the uncanny ability to take myth and fable and turn them into modern tales. Allegories of womanhood and what it means to be female. The themes are universal and in many ways cautionary tales. I loved this version of Snow White in the Old West. I was captivated by the concept when I spotted it, but it was even better than I tried to imagine. Valente took the story and turn [...]

    • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads

      (Jan 20, 2020 - 05:27 AM)

      4.5 starsWhen you’re a booklover, you read all kinds of books for all kinds of reasons. Sure, you have your favorite authors and series, but what about the lesser known quantities? Could be the hype, could be a recommendation, but whatever it is, you go into the reading of it with hope. Hope that it will make you feel something. Hope that you’ll love it. Hope that it will teach you something about yourself. Hope that it will teach you something about the world. Hope that this book will chang [...]

    • Stuti (Turmeric isn't your friend. It will fly your ship

      (Jan 20, 2020 - 05:27 AM)

      You’re in a story and the body writing it is an asshole.There are stories and there are characters. Then, you also have stories with characters and characters with stories.But what Valente does is entirely different. She creates her characters, and they move on, swirl around, slowly and surely coalescing into a story, pushing it forward even as they become the story.Six-Gun Snow White is a retelling and it stays very true to the original fairytale, but it is much more honest and original than [...]

    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      (Jan 20, 2020 - 05:27 AM)

      Six-Gun Snow White is a creative western style retelling. I loved the setting of the old west and how it featured her not as royalty but as the half Native American, half Caucasian daughter of some sort of silver tycoon. Her mother didn’t really marry her father of her own free will and passed away when she was born. She spends her life hidden away from society because during those times there was so much prejudice against Native Americans, and likely her father didn’t want it known he’s m [...]

    • Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship

      (Jan 20, 2020 - 05:27 AM)

      Valente’s writing can be pretty “out there,” to my mind. The Orphan’s Tales duology is great and Deathless also very good, but I wasn’t able to get past the sample of Radiance. Six-Gun Snow White is deceptively grounded: it’s a retelling of a familiar fairytale, and it’s set in the 19th century American West. Valente shows her extraordinary versatility by writing the book in the language of a western: from other work I know she is capable of lyrical writing heavy on figurative lang [...]

    • "Everything in this world requires a heart in trade," Mrs. H whispers. "There’s no such thing as a good bargain."Possibly the best fabulist novella you’ll ever read. A retelling to remember.Catherynne Valente’s words are beautiful knives. You will be beguiled as you bleed out. When Mrs. H said I was not human, she meant I was not white. She was wrong about the reason but not about the thing. I wasn’t human. I was a small device who knew only how to shoot a gun, play the slots, and dress [...]

    • So soNice spin on the story but overall it felt cold and distant. The atmosphere was there but it felt like we were being kept at arm's length the whole time. The switch from Snow White's perspective wasn't all bad but felt awkward at times.I did get a kick out of the hints to the original though. The ending felt like (to me) the author just wanted to wrap up the story. Nice attempt but overall lackluster. *shrugs* 2.5 stars

    • By all accounts (in my mind), this book should have irritated the hell out of me.I'm not sure why it didn't.I know that the writing is gimmicky. I understand that it's trying to be all hep with the westernizing of a fairy tale because retelling fairy tales is all the rage but retelling them as they mostly haven't been retold is even better and I can totally see the "I'm trying to be cool" in this effort. But for some reason, it just all worked for me and I really enjoyed this book.In this retell [...]

    • I've never used "absolutely disgusted" in a review title before today, but I did precisely that today at my blog, American Indians in Children's Literature. I am absolutely disgusted with SIX GUN SNOW WHITE. There are vile things in the world. Some of them are subtly vile, which makes them dangerous because you aren't aware of what is going into your head and heart.Some things, like Catherynne M. Valente's Six-Gun Snow White are gratuitously vile. As a Native woman, it is very hard to read Valen [...]

    • Odlicno prepicavanje jos jedne bajke. Ali dosta i promenjeno i tu ne misaim samo na seting. Osnovna prica je u sustini ista ali sve ostalo je drugacije. A i sam nacin pripovedanja je dosta uvrnut. Na momente poetican, u drugim momentima konfuzan. Ali drzi paznju.Slobodno procitajte.

    • This is copy 851 of 1000 signed numbered copies.

    • Six Gun Snow White is a strange story but I expected nothing less from Catherynne Valente I mean all her books are written with lots and lots of description and prose. You can either love it or hate it and I am gratefully on the love side even if it does hurt my head at times.“A stepmother is like a bullet you can't dig out. She fires true and she fires hot and she fires so quick that her metal hits your body before you even know there's a fight on.” Snow white as she is dubbed is a bi racia [...]

    • 3.5 stars. Beautiful storytelling style, but not that good a story after the middle of the book, where it lags significantly and the conclusion is disappointing. A very original reworking of Snow White, though.

    • I think this might be my favorite Valente so far and the first one that I rate higher than the Fairyland books.Snow White is a half-Crow Indian child with a wealthy father in the late 1800s. She has an odd but indulgent childhood until her father remarries and her horror of a step-mother takes over her life. The parallels to the Snow White fairytale extend from there.The technique that Valente uses here is something that she's done before. There's a brilliant interweaving of a fairytale told in [...]

    • Eon ♒Windrunner♒

      (Jan 20, 2020 - 05:27 AM)

      I really wanted to like this one. Look at that cover. Read that blurb. Can’t go wrong. Right?Alas, it was not to be. There were small moments I loved, but overall I did not enjoy the writing style or the story.

    • Creative idea, poetic writing. While I understood what this was about fundamentally, I'm not sure I understood most of what actually happened.

    • There's something about Valente's works that very much appeal to me. She's a blacksmith pounding out words who knows how to use the finest clock maker's tool. There's always design-work, always invention, and usually a trapdoor hidden in the craft work she puts out. Her prose flows with a wash of poetry, movement, and ideas that keep you mostly charmed which is fitting given this particular book-- a Wild West re-envisioning of Snow White. In Valente's hand, Snow is not the fairest of them all, t [...]

    • Wow. I'm sifting through my feelings on this book. The positives: it's by Valente, so the language is gorgeous and often perfect. The cover by Charles Vess is gorgeous. The concept is original and the way it's carried out is often brilliant. The "old west" setting feels authentic and dynamic. Visual cues and themes from the original fairy tales (both Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Snow White and Rose Red) are clever, interesting, breathtaking. Having the main character be of mixed ethnic h [...]

    • *sits and stares out of the window contemplating the existence of the universe*I was very pleased with the way this book started, it reminded me of Valente's writing style (except with a ton of swearing) in Deathless (which I had just re-read and love) but if Deathless was weird, this one is downright bizarre.Snow White as a half-Native-American half white girl, who grows up in a secluded house of a successful gold miner in the times of Wild West. If you think that's kind of a bizarre premise, y [...]

    • It doesn’t happen to me very often, but ever so rarely I come across a book that’s so purely brilliant that it almost stuns me, a story that’s so gorgeous and rich that I feel paralyzed: not just unable to verbalize how much I love it but actually almost reluctant to, because trying to encapsulate it in a review feels like sullying it, like tacking on extraneous words that it really doesn’t need.In the case of Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente, which is—in case it wasn’t cl [...]

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