Thursday, February 14, 2013
Alice in Zombieland
With that being said, talk about an awesome story! My zombie love hasn't really expanded past the movie Zombieland and I don't watch The Walking Dead, so I was worried a zombie book would keep me up at night (I sometimes have zombie dreams for no reason at all). Thank goodness this book was a lot of plot and background and not so much zombies. Since it follows the storyline of Alice in Wonderland, I kept waiting for her to fall down a hole and end up in a world overrun by zombies. I kept waiting for Zombieland meets The White Rabbit. It didn't happen this way but I liked the way it did play out. For example, Alice meets a girl names Kat. Hello! Cheshire Cat alert! Little things like that would happen and I would try to figure out the connection. Sadly, at the beginning of the story, Alice does not believe in the monsters her father always warns her about (zombies). In fact, she doesn't even find out until half way through the book that they are zombies. Fine by me, because that means not very many descriptions of rotting flesh until that point. A certain tragedy leaves Alice all alone and she must go through life trying to figure out if the monsters she saw are real or is she as crazy as her dad? Eventually she finds others like her and we get the zombie 101 story. It is really interesting how everything pans out and eventually I stopped trying to compare it to a Wonderland
story line and enjoyed it for what it was. Definitely looking forward to the next book in the series.