Alice in Zombieland

Published December 15, 2012 by myliteraryleanings

alice in zombieland coverReview of Alice in Zombieland by Lewis Carroll and Nickolas Cook

Overview from www.bn.com: 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:

Forgive me for this one if it’s not to your liking but I decided to step a little out of my comfort zone for this one. I had been curious about these books that seemed to come out of nowhere about three years ago.

It seemed to have started with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies but then I quickly noticed a whole slew of this new type of genre that combines the works of the classic author with some type of horror story. Zombies didn’t seem to predominate but I think there were also some that featured vampires.

I couldn’t believe anyone could murder the classics I had grown up with in this way but I have always believed that someday I should read one of them myself and give it a fair shot. Who knows? I might like it.

When I saw this book offered one Friday as a freebie, I figured it was a good of time as any to give it a shot. Still I put off reading it for a while until this week when I wanted a short book to finish out my week.

So what did I think? Well, I am not sure if I would exactly recommend it. It is not really my style. Zombies just don’t interest me that much. I don’t know why but I think it because they give me the creeps and eat brains–though this author’s zombies seem to prefer dead limbs instead.

Still I can’t say that it wasn’t educational. I finally have an idea of how these novels are done. I won’t say that I understand why people like to read them, because it certainly wouldn’t be my first choice of genre to read. However, I could have found worse ways to spend my time.

If you’re looking for some light entertainment and you’re not too grossed out by blood and dismembered limbs, this might be just the thing for you. However, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Contains: blood, violence and some scary illustration—might not be suitable for young children

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