Saturday, November 14, 2015

Review: After Alice

After Alice After Alice by Gregory Maguire
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Splintered this was not. What a disappointment this book was - I only got through about 100 meandering pages or so (with almost no mention of Alice - I mean, seriously?), about as much as I did for another dreadful Carroll retelling (Alice In Zombieland) before giving up on this exercise in time-wastage.

And then, having clicked on this book's GR page for the first time to leave this review, I've discovered that it has an abysmally low average rating. I guess I'm not the only one becoming a badling over this book (if you don't know what that means, you need to brush up on your Ksenia Anske.)

This was actually my first Gregory Maguire book - and now it's almost certainly gonna be the last, too. Well, maybe I'll still find it in me to try Wicked someday. But hey, I'm gonna have to get past how boring and badling-making this one was first.

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  1. Aww, is it really that bad? I was really looking forward to another Gregory Maguire book (Wicked's pretty good, in my mind!)

    1. Yeah, I'd avoid this one if I were you. And now that I'm seeing how many people seem to not like Maguire's books in general (the GR ratings tend to be pretty low, but none more so than this book), I'm really not looking forward to ever reading Wicked at this point. :(