Black as Snow

Black as Snow Sebastian Black is a god amongst men he s devastatingly handsome and charismatic and telepathic So when his scheming mother prophetess Kitty Black announces that her son is the next species of man

  • Title: Black as Snow
  • Author: Nick Nolan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sebastian Black is a god amongst men he s devastatingly handsome and charismatic and telepathic So when his scheming mother, prophetess Kitty Black, announces that her son is the next species of man, the world begins taking notice Together, Kitty and Sebastian forge a spiritual movement that celebrates divine evolution while warning of a mass extinction But just asSebastian Black is a god amongst men he s devastatingly handsome and charismatic and telepathic So when his scheming mother, prophetess Kitty Black, announces that her son is the next species of man, the world begins taking notice Together, Kitty and Sebastian forge a spiritual movement that celebrates divine evolution while warning of a mass extinction But just as their fame and wealth are building, a tragedy befalls one of Sebastian s disciples, and threats from Christian militants become too real to ignore.Sebastian flees Los Angeles and his mother in search of peace and freedom One by one he encounters common people who astonish him with their uncomplicated stories of love and compassion an aging lesbian couple a Mexican handyman a shy, anorexic woman a recovering meth addict a gay teenager and an unthinking college jock Surprisingly, each has a profound effect upon this arrogant young messiah As Sebastian drifts further away from Kitty, she becomes determined to preserve their celebrity status and glittering lifestyle She sets out to reel Sebastian back to her even if it means conspiring with his enemies, in particular a dashing young Spaniard who darkly mirrors Sebastian s supernatural talents and good looks But not even the telepathic Sebastian can foresee what happens next.From the sleek penthouses of Century City to the savage coastline of Big Sur, Black as Snow twists the beloved fairy tale of Snow White into a suspense filled story of intrigue, spirituality, and greed and the unstoppable power of everyday love.

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    1. "Black as Snow" is what the author calls a 'deconstruction' of the Snow White story. Sebastian Black is a surprising re-imagining of the Snow White character; handsome, charismatic, and telepathic, but also incredibly callous and shallow. Sebastian and his mother, Kitty, lead a religious cult called "Evo-love," which sets Sebastian up as the next evolutionary step, while touting love and environmentalism. If you're looking for a fairly familiar Snow White structure, you'll find it, but Nolan doe [...]

    2. Sebastian Black has known he was different from a very young age and with his mother Kitty’s guidance went from strange kid who heard voices to Telepathic Evangelistic Susperstar. He’s rich, he’s handsome and he has fans literally throwing themselves at him on and off stage. Kitty sees nothing wrong with this and has in fact encouraged it, so much so that Sebastian has throw away one night stands at every venue. After a tragedy at the ripe old age of nineteen he’s having a crisis of fait [...]

    3. Black as Snow is a modern day retelling of the Snow White fable. Sebastian Black is a evangelical superstar who has amassed a fortune for both his mother Kitty & himself, despite being only 19. Like many a teen with money to burn he has become incredibly materialistic & narcissistic. But he feels trapped. Kitty controls his entire life (the evil queen) & Sebastian, who is starting to feel some doubts about his situation, just wants to escape. So he heads off to visit a friend on what [...]

    4. An interesting story but a bit of a curate's egg.I enjoyed it. Most of the time, it's a good read so let's get the bad stuff out of the way first. While I truly enjoyed the story, the writing felt in need of a good editor, the prose sometimes gets more than a little fan-ficcy and not in a good way; the chapter with the sex made me giggle.Setting all that aside, I'm still going to recommend this as a damn good read - far better than I expected from the blurb. The story is about Sebastian, a cult [...]

    5. This is the third book of Nick Nolan's that I read. I cannot begin to tell you all the things I liked about this book. I was raised in a religious home and a lot of what is said in this book, holds pretty true to what I was taught and had to UN-learn once I could. Being based on Snow White doesn't make this a dopey Disney story, there is some heavy stuff involved and Nick handles it all extremely well. Where it could have turned into a total "let's bash all religion" it didn't. Sebastian is a le [...]

    6. I didn't make it every far through this one and that is saying a lot since there are only two or three other books that I have been unable to finish once I started them. The writing in this was atrocious. I have no idea how a book about telepathic kid being forced into creating his own religion by his mother came to be described as a re-telling of Snow White. Maybe I didn't get far enough to find the fairytale buried beneath the garbarge. Every single sentence was jammed full of the most unneces [...]

    7. Not a bad book, but not sure it was what I expected. I have read Nick Nolan's first two books, Strings Attached and Double Bound and really enjoyed them. When I came upon this book, it was in the discounted section and I recognized the name and I, of course, made a huge assumption about the premise of the book. Even the cover eluded to my assumption. The primary character's are not gay. Additionally, I am not sure why, but Reed's connection to Double Bound didn't immediately register. Also, I mu [...]

    8. LOVED IT! The last paragraph literally brought me to tears. Of course, that's probably due to a lot of my own personal life shit and all the death I've had to deal with lately, but damn. Great book! Yet another random library find. I heart the library.Tess paused in thought as a wistful smile bloomed slowly across her face. "My dear, everything worth having in this life comes at a cost," she replied at last. "And grief is simply the price we silly humans pay for love. But even as grief-stricken [...]

    9. Black as Snow is an interesting loose rendition of Snow White. Meet Sebastian Black, who is a messianic figure who is on the run from his mother, who pulls all his strings. Along the way, he meets people who teach him valuable lessons and open his eyes to the ‘real’ world. All of the characters are richly detailed and the plot reads like it’s torn from the headlines, but with its own unique lushness. I would have liked to learn more about the evolution of man and the passing of the ‘old [...]

    10. An interesting read, shows strength and growth of character for Sebastian black and he really improves and grows on you as a reader. People might not be his biggest fan at the start of the book but he matures a lot. His mother is the 'evil mum' character and all characters can be compared with people out of snow white which i think is interesting and intriguing. Definitely will read other books from this author and would recommend this book to people if they want to see an improvement of charact [...]

    11. This novel is unlike anything I have ever read. Once again, Nick has done a wonderful job writing characters that draw the reader in and (in my case) become attached to them. It was wonderful to see him include characters from previous books as well as introduce new characters. The storyline progressed at a pace to keep my interest, but not too fast to where I found myself wondering what was going on. I absolutely loved this book from beginning to end!

    12. Much better than I expected. Bought as a Kindle cheap-o. Good characters, interesting story, slightly disjointed and the time got a little squirrely. All in all, great QPR to borrow a wine term. Retelling of Snow White set in an a New Age Christian cult type setting. Some gratuitous sex and violence, enough to keep me interested.

    13. Read using a Kindle loan from Andrew. He recommended it, I found the story engaging. I liked the character development, but I thought the end of the book was a little disjointed. I did like the author's note at the end, explaining the Snow White parallel (which I didn't find apparent in the book). A very different kind of novel, interesting concept, I would recommend it.

    14. In comparison to the previous two novels by Nick Nolan I have read, especially Strings Attached, where I had immediately caught the connection with the fairy tale they were loosely inspired by, with Black as Snow I had some more double check to do, and in a way I’m still missing some “characters”. Sure, Sebastian Black is SnowWhite (Black/White), his mother Kitty is the stepmother/witch, and I think I even matched two dwarfs in Tess and Libby (Grumpy and Doc), even if I didn’t arrive to [...]

    15. One of the worst books I have ever read. Utterly unlikeable characters, but more than that unbelievable characters. With the exception of the cuddly, old lesbian couple the rest of the characters and the storyline just lacked any authenticity at all. There were so many points when I found myself shaking my head in disbelief. Firstly, the notion that anyone would take seriously, let alone "like" a nineteen year old boy who claims to be a superior breed of man is ridiculous. Sebastian Black, to an [...]

    16. This book has the elements to be a hit. Unfortunately, in the mix, something gets lost Contrary to what usually occurs, I found the downsides of the novel in the earlier stages of the plot rather than at the climax. Nolan actually does an excellent work of bringing every subplot together in an interesting enough fashion.My issues with the book are more related to general ideas insinuated through the plot (such as women are in general stupid/manipulative/shallow/evil and no christian being worth [...]

    17. Over the years, thank goodness, I've learned to put aside books that do not work for me. This is one of those books. There are too many good books out there to read, so why waste my time on garbage. That is what this book is. The writing style is atrocious! I felt like I was reading one of my fourteen-year-old student's essays. The sentences were stilted and pretentious. I do not need all the brand-name-dropping to "understand" the details. The characters were unlikable and not "realistic." Do n [...]

    18. i liked this book a lot more than I thought I was going to. I got it on a Kindle special, and when I started reading it, I kept waiting for the highly Christian references to go away, based on the blurb I had read on . (I don't happen to like in-your-face books of any religious nature.) In the end, the feeling did mellow because the book was so well-written, and the characters turned out to be the tolerant kind. I don't want to give any more away, but I do recommend this book.

    19. For some reason, I kept on reading this one even though it was meh. Very loosely based on the Snow White story, with the main character (a new age religious guru) running away from the "evil queen" (his mother) and his adventures meeting all sorts of new people "dwarves", along the way. Like I said, meh.

    20. This is a Snow White novel. The protagonist is a young boy/man who leads an evolutionary religion scam for his evil, materialistic mother who pimps him out to anyone who will donate to the cause, male or female. The helpful dwarves are mostly homosexual Too much explicit sex for me. Another Kindle Daily Deal. Not a great one.

    21. I'm glad I'm done with this. There were parts that really grabbed me but they were few & far between. I got this because it was supposed to be a modern Snow White ( with a guy in the title role) but it didn't really work for me at all.

    22. I read his first two books about Jeremy and all his gay beach friends. Had to quit this book in the first chapter with all the religious references.

    23. it's an ok coming of age fiction. Some of the characters are really likable, some you like not to like and Sebastian's character growth is believable.

    24. Total piece of garbage. Makes me irritated that I have this almost pathological compulsion to finish a book, no matter how awful it is, once I start it.

    25. Hated it. Such a good premise, deconstructing Snow White, but so poorly executed. Great title, but that's the only thing I liked. 17% into the book and I am done

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