April 26, 2010

Review: The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters by Barbara Silkstone




Real Estate broker Alice Harte has got her hands full. In the mall parking lot on her way to buy a jar of wrinkle cream, she gets accosted by a thug named Marc Hare who she dubs "Sunglasses". Marc believes his brother, Jug, was murdered (by beheading) by Alice's boss, Leslie Archer.

Just when she's decided to quit working for Archer, even though she knows he will sue her for breach of contract, she's forced to stay on and gather evidence against him for Sunglasses.

To escape the madness and alleviate some of the stress Alice searches a home swap website with dreams of finding a quaint cottage in England to runaway to. What she finds is her very own Prince Charming. But little does she know Nigel Channing is nothing but a lying cheater who will take her further down the rabbit hole.

With a title like The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters you know this has got to be on kooky adventure and boy was it. Poor Alice went through a roller coaster of emotions all in one book. She's thrown into one maddening situation after another but strangely they are all very realistic and hilarious at the same time.

This book was laugh out loud funny and a quick read. I highly recommend it for anyone who would love a quirky take on a classic tale.

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