Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Review of Alice in Zombieland


Book Description

They were indeed a queer-looking party that assembled on the bank-the birds with draggled feathers, the animals with their fur clinging close to them, and all dripping wet, cross, and uncomfortable. All of them were covered in Alice's now cold and congealed blood, which made them even tastier looking to poor hungry Alice.

When little Alice follows the Black Rat down into the gaping darkness of an open grave, she falls and falls. And soon finds herself in an undead nightmare of rotting flesh and insanity. Venturing further into this land of zombies and monsters, she encounters characters both creepy and madcap along the way. But there's something else troubling poor Alice: her skin is rotting and her hair is falling out. She's cold. And she has the haunting feeling that if she remains in Zombieland any longer, she might never leave.

Can Alice escape Zombieland before the Dead Red Queen catches up to her?

My Review:

If you love zombies and you love the trend of mashing up classics and adding supernatural creatures to them then you'll find Alice in Zombieland a quick and fun read that'll keep your turning pages wondering what kind of gruesome craziness will happen next.

Lewis Carroll's orginal concept remains intact while author Nicholas Cook does a phenomenal job of writing this tongue in cheek version that will make you smile as much as it makes you cringe. Corpse turtle, creepy black rat, the conquerer wurm, a deranged queen, a graveyard and a demented tea party all keep the creepiness coming in Alice's journey down the "dead hole".

You'll enjoy this book as long as you don't take it too seriously or freak when classics get redone.

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