By: Matt Phelan
Plot (Goodreads Summary):
Award-winning graphic novelist Matt Phelan delivers a darkly stylized noir Snow White set against the backdrop of Depression-era Manhattan. The scene: New York City, 1928. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White, returning after being sent away by her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies, years earlier; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow; and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words “Another . . . More Beautiful . . . KILL.” In a moody, cinematic new telling of a beloved fairy tale, extraordinary graphic novelist Matt Phelan captures the essence of classic film noir on the page—and draws a striking distinction between good and evil.
I love retelling of books. Obviously Cinderella is the most popular one to retell so when there’s something different I want to grab it immediately. I love graphic novels so this was a win win.
My favorite part of this entire book was the fact that it factored in the Great Depression. It effected every person in the book and that is what really sold me.
This isn’t a long review because it was just a nice pleasant read.
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I too love retellings as well as graphic books. Would love to read this one.
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