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I did enjoy this, I truly did. But I would have enjoyed it a lot more if it were a true story, not set out as a script for a play.
What was missing to me, was the stunning scenery and imagery that Neil normally paints with his words. Instead we got the intimate confession/story of the Queen.
I liked the change of POV, it added something new to the story. Then of course, there's the matter of Snow White herself. This beastly little wench truly was the dark jewel in the crown of a great retelling.
Why then only three stars? Firstly, because of the format minus one star.
Secondly, the tale was so short one barely gets a whiff of the foul goings on before it's over. I'd have loved to see where things ended with Snow White and the prince. Minus another star.
Try this one out if you're interested in a wicked little tale with a twist.