Monday, March 14, 2011

Review: Alice in Zombieland by Lewis Carroll & Nickolas Cook

Alice in Zombieland is a novel by Lewis Carroll and Nickolas Cook from Sourcebooks.

Book Blurb:

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 thoughts:

This has to be one of the most fun mash-ups I’ve read.

Alice and her sister are passing the time in the cemetery when Alice sees a Black Rat run by.  This is no ordinary rat - he is talking, wearing clothes and carrying a pocket watch.

Intrigued, Alice follows him and falls into an open grave.  And falls and falls and falls.

Alice is now in Zombieland - and she is beginning to feel the effects.  She is cold and hungry - oh, so hungry.  If she could only get something (or someone) to eat, she would feel so much better.

After traveling for a bit and meeting some very interesting - though dead, creatures - Alice has come to the attention of the Dead Red Queen.  Now the Queen wants Alice dead - permanently.  

Alice is Zombieland is a fun, creepy mash-up of a classic tale.  I think it’s great.

I give Alice in Zombieland 3 out of 5 stars.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781402256219
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402256219


Soli said...

This one does seem to be interesting and looks fun to read! I always loved the tales of Alice in Wonderland or Past the Looking Glass. And I enjoy zombie stories, too.

This one is going on my TBR/Wishlist. Thanks. :)

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, sounds so freaky and fun too ;) I do like a good mashup

Michelle Greathouse said...


I thought this was creepy in a fun way. It might not be to everyone's liking - but for the zombie fans (like me) out there, it's a must read.


It is a bit freaky - but you know, the original was a bit freaky too. LOL This one is just freaky in an undead way. :)