Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Alice in Tumblr-land

Alice in Tumblr-land

author: Tim Manley

name: Wayne

average rating: 3.76

book published: 2013

rating: 3

read at: 2013/12/17

date added: 2013/12/17



Alice In Tumblr Land is a series of fairy tales retold for the jaded internet age where all the characters are kind of like hipsters. Little Red Riding Hood is trying not to meet creepy men. Snow White and Prince Charming are married with difficulties. Rapunzel has cut her hair off and all her friends like her profile picture better. Mulan is having an identity crisis.

Actually most of the characters are suffering an identity crisis or some form of ennui. Since there are a lot of characters and the stories alternate by page, I found it a bit confusing at first, but eventually found that the stories continue. There are illustrations on every alternating page that give the book more of a fairy tale feel. Each page is short, presumably for the attention deprived.

It's all got a dark humor to it that was lost on me at first. It's funny while being depressing. I'm not sure who I know that I'd recommend this too, but I know Tim Manley has a following on the internet.

I was given a review copy of this book by Penguin Books and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for letting me review this book.

via Wayne's bookshelf: read http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/749234707?utm_medium=api&utm_source=rss

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