~ Synopsis ~
After accidentally killing everyone in her class, Alice Wonder is now a patient in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. No one doubts her insanity. Only a hookah-smoking professor believes otherwise; that he can prove her sanity by decoding Lewis Carroll’s paintings, photographs, and find Wonderland’s real whereabouts. Professor Caterpillar persuades the asylum that Alice can save lives and catch the wonderland monsters now reincarnated in modern day criminals. In order to do so, Alice leads a double life: an Oxford university student by day, a mad girl in an asylum by night. The line between sanity and insanity thins when she meets Jack Diamond, an arrogant college student who believes that nonsense is an actual science.
~ Review by Angela ~
I love books and movies that are about Alice in Wonderland. I’m not sure why, but they seem to intrigue me and I want to read or watch any that come out. I love all of the different interpretations of Alice in Wonderland and the supposed meanings behind all of Lewis Carroll’s writings. It’s fun to me to get lost in these amazing fantasy worlds and see what type of shenanigans and hoodlumery are going to be brought up.
I really enjoyed this version of Alice in Wonderland. It makes sense that Alice would be deemed crazy after spouting off about Wonderland and following white rabbits and having tea with a dormouse. The characters in this book are through provoking and I don’t quite know what to make of Alice, Jack, or The Pillar (as he’s referred to in the book). I’m not sure who’s sane and who’s crazy and I don’t know who to believe when they tell their version of the truth. I did immediately download the second book after reading this one because I need to solve the mystery of what is going on. I thought the author did a good job with the story and the insanity of it all. It is definitely not an easy one to figure out. I give Insanity 4 books.