Snow White and the Seventeen Dwarfs: A Fairy Tale Satire by Ford Forkum

Publication Date: June 14, 2017

 

Snow White and the Seventeen Dwarfs by Ford Forkum reviewed by Rabid Reader's ReviewsSnow White and the Seventeen Dwarfs is a dark and satirical take on the cartoon version of the classic fairy tale.

 

 

 

Snow White and the Seventeen Dwarfs is a fractured fairy tale on the dark side. Forkum describes an evil queen descending into madness. She has been talking to mirrors and finds an enchanted mirror that feeds her mania and creates an obsession with maintaining her place as most beautiful in the realm. When the mirror tells her that her stepdaughter Snow has unseated her by a very narrow margin, she dispatches the Huntsman and then things take a very different turn. Snow encounters seventeen dwarves, including one who believes himself to be a dog named Savage and the somewhat sultry Dwarfette. Forkum’s take on the story and world in which it takes place is more Middle Earth than Disney. Forkum takes the well-known characters, adds some players and makes an entire world his own.

Forkum’s 62-page deep dive into the classic story shows its absurdity in dark tones. Snow isn’t the naive girl built in the more familiar telling. She’s canny and a little bloodthirsty. Forkum adds dimension in leading his readers into rethinking absolute good versus absolute evil. Forkum’s writing style is very simple and easy to follow mimicking the rhythm of a children’s story. While the story is mostly well thought out and expertly created, there are moments where the jokes seems to be a bit much, but the overall brilliance of the re-telling makes those brief moments nitpicking. The story feels complete despite the inherently distilled nature of novellas and, for that matter, fairy tales.

Taken as a whole, Snow White and the Seventeen Dwarfs is a brilliantly funny read reminiscent of the sort of humor one sees from Monty Python. There’s an intelligence and absurdity that calls to a readers who love seeing what, perhaps, readers always knew was there but characters wouldn’t want you to see. Snow White and the Seventeen Dwarfs is a great read. Pick it up today and share it with your family. They’ll get a kick out of this funny and fresh take of the classical Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

If you enjoy wacky humor, read our reviews of Ford Forkum’s CinderelleperAlien Invasion of the Zombie Apocalypse and Beers in Heaven.

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About Ford Forkum
For more information about Ford Forkum and his work, visit his His Beer in Heaven website. You can connect with Ford Forkum on GoodreadsFacebookGoogle+YouTube and Twitter @FordForkum.