Jeremy listens to Beckie read Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne Valente

Why did you read this book? I didn’t. Beckie read it to me, while I drove our rental car across New Zealand. She chose the book because she liked a previous book by the same author, with the wonderful title The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland on a Ship of Her Own Making.

Has Beckie read it? Apparently you weren’t listening. Yes. She read it out loud. To me, while I was driving.

42 word review: Novella reimagines Snow White in old West. Excellent turns of phrase throughout. Good pacing and clever plot choices. Tone uneven: loses sense of whimsy for middle third, becoming very dark, then introduces screwball-comedy elements later. Magic elements creepy but not necessarily coherent.

Overall rating: 3 out of 5 dwarves (Bashful and Grumpy refuse to participate in the rating system, for different reasons)

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