Six-Gun Snow White: Or, a grim western take on Grimm

Six-Gun Snow White - Charlie Bowater, Catherynne M. Valente

Quality fairytale retelling which brings something new to an old story? Check. 
Well realized world-building, and interesting characters? Check. 
Perfectly nailed Western feel, and good use of dialect (which captures tone, but doesn't make me want to claw my eyes out)? Check and check.

This book brought me everything I wanted from something titled Six-Gun Snow White, and then some. There were unexpected turns, interesting re-imaginings, and imagery that will stick with me for a long time. The writing is fantastic and pulled me in completely. The only reason I'm not rating this more highly is because of the short length, and the ending felt a bit jarring and abrupt. Not bad things necessarily, but things that did keep this from making the leap from really solid to excellent in my personal experience. If you are looking for a unique re-telling of Snow White, or even just a well realized magical Western, this deserves your attention.