In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside.
In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why
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“Alice dreamed of blood. Blood on her hands and under her feet, blood in her mouth and pouring from her eyes. The room was filled with it.”
This is one of the best, darkest and most disturbing retellings I have ever read. The author gets extremely creative with this world, weaving in characters we recognize from the original Alice in Wonderland but telling a very different kind of story. If you like your retellings to stay close to the original, then don’t waste your time with Alice – it is ver
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to one of the creepiest retellings ever written.
I didn’t think it was ‘‘gross’’ or anything of the like, but it is really, unmistakably disturbing. And that’s fun. Witnessing the new somber Alice kill a bunch of murderers completely captured my attention. Crazy thing is she still keeps a sliver of innocence through all of that. Maybe because, compared to her friend THE Hatcher, she’s a sweetheart. But she really made me think of a fallen angel ready for vengeance and who would stop at
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9/12/15: When I first read ALICE, I had a hard time categorizing it. It was Victorian, but it wasn’t steampumk. It was horror . . . ish. Fortunately, it very obviously a retelling, so at least I had that. BUT. Just having read this article: http://www.dailydot.com/geek/dreadpun… I can now solidly identify it at DREADPUNK. *grins creepily*
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads
The first thing you should know is that I bloody hate ALICE IN WONDERLAND.
In fact, with the exception of THE JABBERWOCKEY, w