10/29/13

Alice in Zombieland - Lewis Carroll and Nickolas Cook

4 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
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?

ABOUT THE AUTHORS -
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), the pen name of Oxford mathematician, logician, photographer, and author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, is famous the world over for his fantastic classics "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," "Through the Looking Glass," "The Hunting of the Snark," "Jabberwocky," and "Sylvie and Bruno."

Nickolas Cook lives in the beautiful Southwestern desert with his wife and four pugs. He is Editor-In-Chief of The Black Glove Magazine (http://the-black-glove.blogspot.com/), a free monthly blog magazine devoted to horror culture and entertainment. He is a well-respected horror critic and reviewer, with hundreds of articles in print and online. He is the author of a few dozen published short stories in print and online magazines, and several horror anthologies from various publishers. He is also the author of three novels, THE BLACK BEAST OF ALGERNON WOOD (Dailey Swan Press), BALEFUL EYE (Stonegarden.net Publishing) and ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND (Sourcebooks). He also recently released his first short story collection, 'ROUND MIDNIGHT AND OTHER TALES OF LOST SOULS (Damnation Books).
He has upcoming releases from Coscom Entertainment: an official, all original, novel-length sequel to ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND, the much-anticipated ALICE AND THE QUEEN OF THE DEAD, and his redefinition of the zombie apocalypse, the CITIES IN DUST trilogy. He also has a new release due from Grand Mal Press in May 2012: DEAD DOG, the 1st book in his Max and Little Billy "Bubba-noir" thriller series.

MY REVIEW -
Super cute, super fun book to read! This was basically a remake of the original from cover to cover. It followed the story of Alice in wonderland only the author "Zombified" it! If you are a fan of the orig. you will defiantly think this is cute. If you are a fan of zombies, you will love it! It is nothing but zombilicious from beginning to the dreadful end. 

All the elements are there - instead of following a white rabbit, Alice follows a black rat. 
On top of the mushroom, instead of a caterpillar, was a black worm "supping on a freshly dismembered human ear". 
Alice gets bigger and smaller with everything she eats and drinks - "I can't remember things as I used - and I don't keep the same size for ten minutes together! And I'm so cold! And starving for warm flesh! I have changed, I know it!".
The Cheshire Cat is there (black cat, of course)- "In that direction," said the cat, waving his right paw round, "lives a Hatter, and in that direction," waving the other paw. "lives a Dead Hare. Visit either you like' they're both zombies."
The tea party, the croquet game, all there only with a spin. The croquet balls were zombie heards of course!

What I really loved about this book was that it followed the story of Alice and still really had that feel to it. It was delightfully fun to read! Especially with Halloween around the corner.

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