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Snow and Salt, by Genevieve Cogman - Strange Horizons, 19 July 2004

Snow and Salt, by Genevieve Cogman

Snow and Salt is a compact short-short take on Snow White. In this modern version, Snow White has been brought back from the dead by the seven dwarves for her husband. But his new wife is jealous.

Although the story is beautifully written and full of vivid images, there’s relatively little substance to it. At the end, I wasn’t sure that I took anything away from the story.

Another problem that the story suffers from is a slight lack of clarity. This reader had to back track a couple of times to work out what was happening.

Despite these reservations, Snow and Salt is a decent little tale with some fine touches, and it interesting to see how Cogman has built up the parallels between the traditional tale and her darker take.

- Patrick Samphire, 23 July 2004

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