Interesting premise that is very rough around the edges.
Pros: I thought that the idea for the book itself was quite intriguing. Alice in Wonderland + Zombies = Sounds like it would equal awesome.
There are moments when I felt that the book was picking up and that a ray of hope was beaming through to me.
It was cheap on Kindle
Cons: The novel could have used a good copy editor to go through and help streamline the text. For example, the author mentions Alice’s prowess as a warrior / fighter ever few pages. Or the story saying one thing and completely contradicting itself a few page flips later (not knowing who ran a corporation and, then, we have an idea).
The characters felt very static and were used in such a way that they were just pawns to move the story forward, rather than becoming fleshed out individuals who we as readers can interact with.
Deus ex zombia is ever present throughout because after the first little while of the novel we only see the zombies come into the story to save Alice. Quite frankly, I expected more zombie action.
All in all, if you want a fast read that is mildly entertaining like a Sci-Fi original movie, go for it. If you’re wanting something more, yeah… look again.
Just a few seconds ago, I was on Facebook looking at posts from one of my favorite t-shirt sites, teefury.com. The design for the day was one with a Gameboy dressed like Link from the Legend of Zelda series. While the design in itself was cool, I started glancing through the comments on the photo and one of them said “Shut up and take my rupees!” Although the comment got a chuckle from me, it also made me think of the geek culture that I am a part of and that I put out into the world as well. Now, I’m not here to be a self-hating geek (I’ve read some posts that find themselves ashamed of their geek heritage). I just think that it’s fascinating the way geek culture has gained in power.
Everywhere I look, I encounter Doctor Who paraphernalia, Futurama items, Nintendo character merchandise, Marvel and DC comic book items, and much, much more. And I enjoy it. It intrigues me that this surge has occurred, but it also makes me a little happy that the geek culture is being put out there. Though I don’t necessarily appreciate all the iterations of the geek culture that are out there (especially some stereotypical examples of this type of individual in mainstream television and other places), I really like that more and more people are being won over by the geek-iness. Here’s hoping the move only gains in strength.
The summer usually holds a bevy of books for me as I move from the franticness of school to more relaxing reading. So far this summer, I have read The Hunger Games Trilogy and the last Sookie Stackhouse Book, but now I’m working through Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan ‘s The Strain, which is interesting to say the least. I’ll keep you all posted, but right now, it reads to me like a modernized Dracula-esque novel… I can’t wait to finish this one and launch into the remainder of their Trilogy.
So I performed with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra last night at the Music of Queen… It was epic. And this is Queen… Bask in its glory.
So I’m writing this post while waiting to give blood. While I do this because the need is always there, sometimes I secretly hope that they’ll find something weird in my blood… Something super hero-y… Though I know his will probably never happen (a fanboy can dream), it’s a good motivator.