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After Alice
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
Down the rabbit-hole, where adventures await . . .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, undergrounds, underpinningsand 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 lateand 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 Heartsdroll and imperious as alwaysinterrupt 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. In any case, everything that happens next is After Alice.
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MommyOfTwo
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Another great box from @Avanders for #CBBC I believe this should be the last one I receive until the next round get started. I can‘t wait, it‘s been such fun!
#CoffeeBeanBookClub

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽yay! I can‘t wait for the next round too! ♥️♥️ 2mo
Mommamanzi I‘ll be sending out an email for the next round next week!! ❤️ 2mo
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Ingrid725
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Next readers see how this is going to work out!!!

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VioletMoonBooks
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Were there a god in charge of story- I mean one cut to Old Testament specifics, some hybrid of Zeus and Father Christmas- such a creature, such a deity, might be looking down upon a day opening in Oxford, England, a bit past the half-way mark of the nineteenth century.
#AfterAlice #GregoryMaguire #firstline #openingline #book #books #funko #funkopop #popvinyl #bookrecommendation #bookrecommendations #Fantasy #Fiction #Retellings #Historical 💚💚💚

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VioletMoonBooks
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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MolliesaurusRex
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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After Alice, the Shadow and Bone series, and a bunch of amazing stickers and treats, all Alice in Wonderland themed. Thank you thank you thank you @SmartSassery you are truly amazing and I cannot wait to read all of these and talk to you about them!!!! #mysterymessageswap @TheReadingMermaid

SmartSassery You are so very welcome!! 💜 🥳 🎉 I hope I did good. I always get nervous picking books for others. When I saw you had some on your list I wanted I couldn't resist all 3! 😂 5mo
MolliesaurusRex @SmartSassery omg girl this is amazing. Like I said, I am legitimately obsessed. Also, hello buddy read!!!😁 5mo
SmartSassery Yes! 😍 ❤️ 💜 Absolutely! 5mo
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Books.Bottles.and.Babies
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Trying to pick which books I should pack for a weekend trip #upnorth 📚💼 I can't ever narrow it down and always end up packing way more books for my trips than I could ever actually read! This is a book I've been meaning to read for so long and have yet to get to, so I'm thinking it might be a good one to bring along. I've read the Wicked books and enjoyed them, but I haven't read anything else by Gregory Maguire yet.

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Hope_a
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Arkrayder
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
Panpan

Couldn‘t get into this at all.

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Tex2Flo
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Mehso-so

Surprising variety so far this year. Challenging me to get out of my comfort zones. Most have been ticked off the #popsugar2019 challenge, too.

Bklover How are the Robert Crais books? I‘ve never read him before, but they look interesting. 9mo
Tex2Flo #bklover I am a huge fan of Crais being a reader of mysteries. He‘s got 2 main characters he writes about and those guys are thrilling. 9mo
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LibrarianRyan
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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kgriffith There really ARE a lot of covers with people #fallingslowly aren‘t there... 10mo
Cinfhen It‘s a great cover 10mo
LibrarianRyan @kgriffith I think so. I was looking for the book with the girl falling off the dock, but couldn‘t remember the title. Plus I think it‘s contemporary which means it‘s in the closet. (edited) 10mo
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kgriffith @LibrarianRyan is that a typo? 😏 10mo
LibrarianRyan @kgriffith OMG!!!! Just caught it and had a nice laugh at work. Yes it‘s a typo. I have some stories on my iPad that have that, but no book covers. 😜 10mo
kgriffith @LibrarianRyan LOL that‘s perfect 😋 10mo
vivastory I've been meaning to read this one 10mo
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LiterRohde
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Mehso-so

While not a pan, there were things that kept me from getting lost in this book. Considering the source material, that‘s what I wanted. First, I couldn‘t understand the point of the Victorian frame story. Anyone else get it? Second, Wonderland felt flat to me. I didn‘t care about the characters or what was happening. Where‘s the fantasy and whimsy? Big potential; lackluster execution (for me).

#Booked2019 | #FairyTaleRetelling

📷: Google Books

BarbaraTheBibliophage But hey, you got to check off a prompt. Wish me luck on Hiddensee by Maguire—my pick for this prompt! 10mo
LiterRohde Finishing a prompt was honestly one reason I kept with it - I didn‘t want to start over 🤣. But I also WANTED to like it and there were places I did so I kept going. It was a pretty quick read. I did audio and it was only seven hours. Maybe the audio was part of the problem. IDK. But Litsy was right this time with the 23% rating. Hiddensee sounds interesting, though I‘m actually not familiar with The Nutcracker 😮. At least it‘s at 74% 😜! (edited) 10mo
Cinfhen I‘m beginning to think maybe fairytales should be left alone 😉 10mo
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VioletMoonBooks
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VioletMoonBooks
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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If separate species develop skills that help them survive, and if those attributes are favored which best benefit the individual and its native population, to what possible end might we suppose has arisen, Mr. Winter, that particular capacity of the human being known as the imagination? #AfterAlice #GregoryMaguire #lastline #closingline #funkopop #popvinyl #AliceKingsleigh #Alice #book #books #bookreport #bookreview #bookriot #recommendation 🧡🧡

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VioletMoonBooks
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JacintaMCarter
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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I've read most of Maguire's books, but I think this was my least favorite of all of them. #TBTReads

LibrarianRyan I have this but haven‘t read it. My least favorite was 1y
EliNeedsMoreShelves Yeah, this one was rough. 1y
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LiteraryinLititz
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Just a reminder that there are only a few days left to enter my #anothermanstreasure giveaway and win the pictured books. See the original post for details. Good luck, Littens!

Cinfhen It‘s a wonderful giveaway but I‘ve read them all so I didn‘t enter! 😀 1y
LiteraryinLititz @Cinfhen 😋 Which of them was your favorite? 1y
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Cinfhen Somebody is about to get some lovely reads ❤️ 1y
ephemeralwaltz Have you seen the show @Cinfhen ?? I really want to read the book and watch it! 1y
Cinfhen No, I haven‘t @ephemeralwaltz but I bet it‘s really good! 1y
BiblioLitten Is it US only? 1y
LiteraryinLititz @BiblioLitten Yes, it is. I‘m sorry for not saying that up front! 1y
BiblioLitten @LiteraryinLititz no problem! 😊 1y
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Ash.on.the.line
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Mehso-so

My second Maguire, both so-so. I think they may just not work for me. I get the appeal, it‘s the perspective of what‘s going on above ground while Alice is gone and a friend that is trailing Alice to get her home.
It drags in some parts and has this feeling of just slightly missing all the crazy action that Alice is experiencing. The above ground stuff is just boring. Didn‘t hate but didn‘t love.

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GripLitGrl
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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MyBookLife Jane Eyre ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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beodd
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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My shelfie #riotgrams

Christy Good ol Max Lucado :) 2y
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GidgetsTreasures75
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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1-17-18: 2nd finished book of 2018. After Alice by Gregory Macguire. This strange little novel takes place during the time that Alice is running around Wonderland, and shows what was happening above ground. I found it interesting and a quick read and I liked seeing different aspects of the day Alice went to Wonderland since I've been reading about her since I was a little girl. 👍🏼📖#️⃣2️⃣

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GidgetsTreasures75
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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1-16-18: Finishing this today 🤞🏼📖☮️🌺

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GidgetsTreasures75
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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1-11-18: Dinner and a book! Tuna patties (my mother in law's recipe), couscous, Brussel sprouts, naan and sparkling water! Courtesy of my husband. He is the chef here. 👍🏼🍽🥖📖

RebelReader Looks divine! You obviously have good taste in husbands too! 😜 2y
GidgetsTreasures75 It was delicious! I'll keep him 😂 2y
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GidgetsTreasures75
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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1-9-18: Finally! 📖☕️💖

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Asthecroweflies
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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On my TBR list.

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VioletMoonBooks
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kochtob
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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this time last week *sigh*

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VioletMoonBooks
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Were there a god in charge of story- I mean one cut to Old Testament specifics, some hybrid of Zeus and Father Christmas- such a creature, such a deity, might be looking down upon a day opening in Oxford, England, a bit past the half-way mark of the nineteenth century. #AfterAlice #GregoryMaguire #firstline #openingline #book #books #bookrecommendation #recommendsday #bookrecommendations #bookreport #bookreview #bookriot #TBR #ToBeRead #TBRBingo

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GidgetsTreasures75
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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11-18-17: Got to spend some time in the main library of Orlando's bookstore and found a copy of #afteralice by #gregoryMaGuire for $1!!! 📖👍🏼🙌🏼

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abbsinwonderland
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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✨I can definitely see why this doesn't have very good ratings like...anywhere. Seeming how its really based around Oxford and the other people in Alice's life. I still have no idea what this book was suppose to be about, but I did enjoy the different point of view. If it wasn't for my OCD, I probably would of DNF'd this one.
3/5

UglyOldBat I felt a bit weird about Wicked. No idea if i liked it or not 2y
abbsinwonderland @abandonallhope i havent read that one yet, but now im not sure if i want to. It seems almost everyone i know loves the musical wicked, but this authot just kind of gives me weird vibes 2y
UglyOldBat Yep exactly. Apparently the musical is different from the book so might be qhy people like it 2y
abbsinwonderland @abandonallhope oh see, i didnt know that. That makes sense then. Dang.. 2y
GlassAsDiamonds I finished it but... it didn‘t improve and only got weirder... I haven‘t been able to like Maguire either and this did NOT help (weird, weird book!). 2y
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SpeculativeFemale
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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It was a good night for a #bookhaul! Hit up a discount book store (with library sales) and a general discount store and came home with this pile for a total of just $16! Score!

DrexEdit That quantum thief book looks verrrry interesting! 😊😍 2y
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Clwojick
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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I would like to get my hands on all of these books by Gregory Maguire. I loved Wicked, but haven't read any of his others yet. #LibraryWishlist

Have any of my fellow Littens read any of these books? Would you recommend? Please let me know. ☺️

AmandaL I've been meaning to read Wicked for years! I have no idea why I haven't gotten to it yet. 2y
Clwojick @AmandaL I originally bought it cause it had the beautiful green pages. Read it and LOVED it. I seriously need to see the play. 2y
JPeterson I love Confessions and Mirror, Mirror. Those two, plus Wicked and Son of a Witch, are some of my favorite fairytale retellings. Lost is also pretty decent. 2y
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BarbaraJean I loved Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and enjoyed Mirror Mirror, but really didn‘t like Wicked! (I do love the musical, though...it‘s VERY different from the book.) 2y
2BR02B I really enjoyed Wicked, but didn't care for Son of a Witch or Mirror Mirror. I do plan to finish reading the Oz quadrilogy, though. 2y
OrangeMooseReads I‘ve only read the Oz series, Son of a Witch and A Lion Among Men weren‘t the best, but progressed the story 2y
Kaye I read Wicked, and although I‘m not a huge Fantasy buff, I enjoyed it for a change of pace. Clever writing. 2y
gossamerchild I've read Confessions of an ugly stepsister and liked it, but I could never get into Wicked or any of his other books 😕 2y
KerriNTurner I enjoyed both Wicked and Mirror Mirror. 2y
AnansiGirl I‘m re-reading Wicked so I can finish the series . I got sidetracked by another book while I was on a waiting list for Son of a Witch. 2y
GypsyKat I read Wicked and Son Of A Witch. I thought they were good, quite a bit more gritty than I had anticipated, but well written and interesting. Though I wasn't compelled to continue reading the series after that. 2y
MayginReads I love Maguire. My favorite of his the tagged book which is very different than the rest of his. But I also greatly enjoyed the Wicked series, Mirror Mirror, and The Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. 2y
Clwojick @MayginReads ooh thanks I'll stack that one too! 2y
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Darcy-Bennett
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire

.."I adore babies myself," said Humpty Dumpty, flashing some pointy teeth.

abbsinwonderland I just ordered this! 2y
Darcy-Bennett Awesome! 2y
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Darcy-Bennett
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire

"..But what is character? How solid? We cut our hair, we shave our beards, we lose a limb. We remain ourselves. In dreams, however, we swap identities licentiously. We sabotage the structures of our character without a thought.."

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astrocyte
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Currently reading!

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scullymode
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Panpan

I had high hopes for this book but honestly felt that Maguire fell very flat. The execution felt very off the entire time. :/

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readingraindrops
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I really love retellings, and am very excited to read this one soon - I love Alice in Wonderland, it's one of my favorites 🌹✨

Which is your favorite retelling? 😊

#afteralice #aliceinwonderland #retelling

MaleficentBookDragon ❤️ that version of the cover! 2y
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ValChanelle
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Mehso-so

This wasn't a bad read, but I really had to plod through it. Took me close to 2 months to finish. Not sure I like Siam's narrative. Definitely enjoyed Wicked more. Best thing about #AfterAlice was the vocabulary, a nod to the writing in the original #AliceinWonderland.

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jckphnx
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
Mehso-so

Like Maguire's other revisionist fantasy tales, this book surprisingly lacks whimsy, but the reader is compensated by though-provoking parallels.

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Pageinabook26
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"Doesn't time have feet?"
"You've heard of time dragging. What do you suppose it's dragging, it's nose? Of course it drags its feet."
#afteralice

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Pageinabook26
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"Not all twins are identical," said the Hatter. "I have a twin called Hatta, and he has a twin called Hatter. You can imagine the confusion when we all try to reserve a table at one of the finer establishments around here?" He looked around dolefully.

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AlobelThee
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Mehso-so

I read After Alice last September, with the maple tea. The side story of Charles Darwin's tea time appearance, at the vicarage, had my interest early on. Ada's adventure seemed a bit vacant, like curious Wonderland scenes following late on the party's trail. It read too much like a fan-fiction to really feel a sense of connection, however as I really do admire Gregory Maguire's takes. Fairly good. ☕️

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KT_Scarlett
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Sadly, I'm doing a #bookunhaul today. After counting that I have over 600 books, I figured that I should go through my shelves and see what I don't need or what I've read and not liked enough to keep. This was just one quick look through. Why is getting rid of books so hard?

Brenley I know the feeling! We moved a year ago and I lost a huge box of books that my boyfriend thought were the ones I was getting rid of. Tragic. 😭 3y
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KateHeartfield
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Oh well. Marmalade has to make its own way in life, like the rest of us, she thought.

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WhitneyElaine
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As a first time parent, good grief yes, I am totally a valet.

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WhitneyElaine
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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First book of 2017. I don't feel strongly about this pick, but am hopeful.

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DorisSander
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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An early Christmas present for myself.

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stacybmartin
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
Mehso-so

Meh. That's it. Meh.

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alisonrose
After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
Mehso-so

So...okay, not my fave of his, for sure. I agree with some others that the writing felt at times like he was just trying too hard, and the story did drag a bit here and there. But I did find the overall story to be fun and kinda clever. Just wish the execution had been stronger. 3/5 ⭐️