[Reading] ➿ White as Snow By Tanith Lee – Thomashillier.co.uk


10 thoughts on “White as Snow

  1. says:

    There are some beautiful aspects of this book, and then there s the fact that nearly every female character is raped, often multiple times The beauty is mostly in some of the writing and descriptions, though some of the ideas are also pretty interesting in theory Lee blends the story of Snow White with the Greco Roman myth of Hades and Persephone.This isn t either story as you know it, though, and for me it ultimately didn t work The two stories didn t blend very well, because I was spendin There are some beautiful aspects of this book, and then there s the fact that nearly every female character is raped, often multiple times The beauty is mostly in some of the writing and descriptions, though some of the ideas are also pretty interesting in theory Lee blends the story of Snow White with the Greco Roman myth of Hades and Persephone.This isn t either story as you know it, though, and for me it ultimately didn t work The two stories didn t blend very well, because I was spending so much time drawing parallels, and because some of the parallels seemed a little laboured Some of it is very sensual writing, while during a lot of it the heroines act like pieces of cardboard I understand that is the reaction of some rape victims, some of whom may never snap out of it , but it does unfortunately cut out a lot of the potential feeling of the story.I did enjoy the introductio...


  2. says:

    I certainly didn t expect this book to be a chore when I first picked it up It sounded intriguing A retelling of Snow White With the Queen s perspective Told with some of the Persephone myth thrown in Sign me up And I think having my hopes way up is worse, somehow, than not being sure what to expect Because I got two thirds through this before I realized how much I disliked it, and then I was invested in finishing it.I didn t like that almost all the female characters are raped I guess it I certainly didn t expect this book to be a chore when I first picked it up It sounded intriguing A retelling of Snow White With the Queen s perspective Told wi...


  3. says:

    Really fantastic and imaginative retelling of the Snow White myth Thoroughly enjoyed it Tanith Lee we lost a real treasure when she passed What a dreamer.


  4. says:

    This is simply the finest novelization of a fairy tale Tanith Lee has created a simply marvelous world where the Snow White tale is retold Read it again in June 2015 some books truly are my old friends9.21.08 Ok, so I m rereading this one again too A patron was talking to me about books at the library and how sad it was when there was only one book left in the system I told him that one of my favorite books of all times which I own has only one copy in the system and he wanted to know This is simply the finest novelization of a fairy tale Tanith Lee has created a simply marvelous world where the Snow White tale is retold Read it again in June 2015 some books truly are my old friends9.21.08 Ok, so I m rereading this one again too A patron was talking to me about books at the library and how sad it was when there was only one book left in the system I told him that one of my favorite books of all times which I own has only one copy in the system and he wanted to know what it was After hem hawing that he probably wouldn t be interested in a fairy tale novelization, he corrected me by naming three similar books that he s read and enjoyed So, I reserved this book for him and of course I need to read it againas it s fresh in my mind.How sad the library only owns one copy sigh9.30....


  5. says:

    I m sure everyone should know by now that I absolutely love fairytale retellings And if you didn t know, well, now you do.This book is basically everything I want in a fairytale retelling, and so much .It takes the tale of Snow White and spins it on its head, mixing in elements from Greek mythology, particularly the tale of Persephone and Demeter It sometimes doesn t read like a fairytale retelling oftentimes, it s so loose it may as well be its own story But even so, it keeps the imager I m sure everyone should know by now that I absolutely love fairytale retellings And if you didn t know, well, now you do.This book is basically everything I want in a fairytale retelling, and so much .It takes the tale of Snow White and spins it on its head, mixing in elements from Greek mythology, particularly the tale of Persephone and Demeter It sometimes doesn t read like a fairytale retelling oftentimes, it s so loose it may as well be its own story But even so, it keeps the imagery red, white and black, the number seven, the mirror which becomes it s own character and the apple, as well as taking themes from the Persephone and Hades myths.Of course, what I simply can t ignore is the writing It is absolutely gorgeous, so lyrical, so fantastical I swear I swooned and sighed several times Here s an example of...


  6. says:

    There was a lot I liked about this book, and a lot that I didn t, or a lot that I was just indifferent to Weaving the tale of Hades and Persephone into Snow White always seemed superfluous and odd there are no natural parallels and the ones Lee makes feels like one tale being forced onto another, and sometimes the elements of Snow White, of which this is allegedly a retelling, disappear into the other And there are what I feel like small fudgings or just plain mistakes, like saying that it wa There was a lot I liked about this book, and a lot that I didn t, or a lot that I was just indifferent to Weaving the tale of Hades and Persephone into Snow White always seemed superfluous and odd there are no natural parallels and the ones Lee makes feels like one tale being forced onto another, and sometimes the elements of Snow White, of which this is allegedly a retelling, disappear into the other And there are what I feel like small fudgings or just plain mistakes, like saying that it was Persephone going underground that caused the first winter, not Demeter s sorrow at losing her daughter refusing to let anything g...


  7. says:

    Tanith Lee s White as Snow is elegent and sensual and terrible Not terrible as in badly written, but terrible in it s absence of feeling, hideous in it s coldness It s a fairy tale in which there can be no truly happy ending This version of Snow White is twined with the myth of Demeter and Persephone It begins with Arpazia, the little girl who becomes the witch queen, then follows with Coira, her unwanted daughter, product of rape In fact, about halfway through the book, I lost track of how Tanith Lee s White as Snow is elegent and sensual and terrible Not terrible as in badly written, but terrible in it s absence ...


  8. says:

    Another one where I was bored by the end Although this might ve also been not really for me in general It was a bit too subtle about some of the themes and stuff it was going for.And it wasn t what I expecting from the Persephone namecheck in the description It messes with the Snow White aspect, but I don t love that myth like I do Persephone, so I didn t care as much Oh, and this is also pretty dark and trigger warning for view spoiler rape hide spoiler.Mostly, though, I think there w Another one where I was bored by the end Although this might ve also been not really for me in general It was a bit too subtle about some of the themes and stuff it was going for.And it wasn t what I expecting from the Persephone namecheck in the d...


  9. says:

    This retelling of Snow White is Lee s second and very lamentable attempt at reworking this tale, and one I d recommend to avoid at all costs It s that terrible, surprisingly terrible for an author that managed to pull out one of the best retellings of this same tale I ve read in her Red as Blood anthology and whose prose is usually lovely I can almost see ...


  10. says:

    This is one of my favorites by Lee, and one of my favorite retellings It was so rich and weird and dark But there were moments of softness that isn t typical of Lee, but which were really well done.I found Arpazia s story arc unbearably s...


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White as Snow Once Upon A Time There Was A Mirror.So Begins This Dark, Unusual Retelling Of The Story Of Snow White By The Writer Reviewers Have Called The Angela Carter Of The Fantasy Field Tanith Lee S Collection Of Fairy Stories, Red As Blood Tales From The Sisters Grimmer, Is An Acknowledged Classic Of Fairy Tale Literature For Adults Now This Mistress Of The Fairy Tale Form Gives Readers A Whole Novel Based On A Beloved Story, Turning It Into A Dark And Sensual Drama Full Of Myth And Magic.Arpazia Is The Aging Queen Who Paces The Halls Of A Warlord S Palace Cold As Winter, She Has Only One Passion For The Mysterious Hunter Who Courts The Outlawed Old Gods Of The Woodland Coira Is The Princess Raised In The Shadow Of Her Mother S Hatred Avoided By Both Her Parents And Half Forgotten By Her Father S Court, She Grows Into Womanhood Alone Until The Mirror Speaks, And Blood Is Spilled, And The Forest Claims Her.The Tragic Myth Of The Goddess Demeter And Her Daughter, Persephone, Stolen By The King Of The Underworld, Is Woven Together With The Tale Of Snow White To Create A Powerful Story Of Mothers And Daughters And The Blood That Binds Them Together, For Good Or Ill Black Queen White Maid Royal Huntsman Seven Little Folk Who Live In The Forest Come Inside, Sit By The Fire, And Listen To This Fairy Tale As You Ve Never Heard It Before Once Upon A Time There Was A Mirror, And A Girl As White As Snow.

  • Hardcover
  • 319 pages
  • White as Snow
  • Tanith Lee
  • English
  • 04 August 2018
  • 0312869932

About the Author: Tanith Lee

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