As part of Titan Books ‘Wonderland: An Anthology Of Works Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland‘ blog tour to promote the new collection, I’ve been enlisted to write a review of this collection. I’d like to firstly thank Titan for giving me this opportunity.
As I was named after the titular character from Wonderland, I’ve always had an affinity to the Alice figure – especially when it comes to her imagination. So when I was sent this collection by Titan, I was eager to read it.
Bringing together stories from M.R Carey, George Mann, Lilith Saintcrow and more, I was impressed with the stories that came from the different authors imaginations, and how
they’ve taken aspects of the Alice novels and adapted them.
Blending together short stories and poetry, I found myself having favourites (as I’m sure most readers of short stories do) and some that I wasn’t as keen on.
Edited together by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane, this is a great book for fans of the Alice story, especially if you know the stories as well as I do. Small characters from Carroll’s novels get given main character status, and whilst there is a character of Alice throughout most of the tales, she doesn’t always have to be the main character – something that I found refreshing.
This collection is available to order now.
If you’re curious about the Wonderland blog tour, please see the photo below for other contributors.