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I have always loved anything Alice and Wonderland related (apart from the original Disney cartoon.) The cover of this book Alice – Christina Henry alone enticed me to read it.
It has been on my TBR pile for a time before I got round to picking it up, but when I did I wished I’d read it sooner. Disturbing and dark this is definitely not the book for everyone. However, if you are a fan of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and aren’t squeamish about gore and controversial topics give it ago.
Prepare to follow Alice and her fellow inmate Hatch as they escape from an insane asylum and journey through the Old City to defeat the Jabberwocky.
The story takes us on an adventure journey as the two are thrown into the paths of familiar characters. Be ready to see Cheshire Cat and the Caterpillar in ways you’ve never seen them before. They both go through personal journeys to remember pasts that up until now have been lost to them.
“Alice remembered who she was before. She just couldn’t recall what had happened to that girl to make her this girl.”
― Christina Henry,
The book is full of twists and turns that will often keep you guessing. Along with descriptions that are beautiful and highly graphic Henry draws you into her re-imaging of Wonderland. If you want to get a copy you can find it here.
This was such a different book to Wilde Like Me but I loved it. So those are my thoughts on Christina Henry’s Alice. Have you read it? If so let me know what you thought. If not, is it something you’d consider?