After Alice Low Price CD Audio CD – Unabridged, 5 July 2016
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- Publisher : HarperAudio; Unabridged edition (5 July 2016)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 0062562274
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062562272
- Dimensions : 13.21 x 2.03 x 14.48 cm
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"A brilliant and nicely off-kilter reading of the children's classic, retrofitted for grown-ups--and a lot of fun."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?
In this brilliant new work of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his dazzling imagination to the question of underworlds, under-grounds, underpinnings--and understandings old and new, offering an inventive spin on Carroll's enduring tale. Ada, a friend of Alice's mentioned briefly in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is off to visit her friend but arrives a moment too late--and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself.
Ada brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect as she embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and see her safely home from this surreal world below the world. The White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the bloodthirsty Queen of Hearts--droll and imperious as always--interrupt their mad tea party to suggest a conundrum: If Eurydice can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or if Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life. If not, everything that happens next is After Alice.
About the Author
Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Now a beloved classic, Wicked is the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.
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While this book was funny in places and whimsical in a very similar style to the Lewis Carroll classic, I felt that this novel tried too hard to emanate and not enough to create. While aspects of the book were very interesting, the plot seemed to plod along, as if it didn't really know where it was going. The ending was sudden and to be honest didn't leave me with many thoughts in my head other than 'on to the next book!'
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 November 2020