Thursday, December 19, 2013

Alice in Tumblr-land by Tim Manley - Paul's Review

*I received this book as an eARC from Penguin Books on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Alice in Tumblr-land
Author: Tim Manley
Date of Publication: November 5th, 2013

Synopsis: Disney meets Lena Dunham in this illustrated humor book featuring your favorite fairy-tale characters dating and finding their way in 21st-century America

The Ugly Duckling still feels gross compared to everyone else, but now she’s got Instagram, and there’s this one filter that makes her look awesome. Cinderella swaps her glass slippers for Crocs. The Tortoise and the Hare Facebook stalk each other. Goldilocks goes gluten free. And Peter Pan finally has to grow up and get a job, or at least start paying rent.

Here are more than one hundred fairy tales, illustrated and re-imagined for today. Instead of fairy godmothers, there’s Siri. And rather than big bad wolves, there are creepy dudes on OkCupid. In our brave new world of social networking, YouTube, and texting, fairy tales can once again lead us to "happily ever after" — and have us laughing all the way.


Review: If you're a 20-something who often gets lost on the Internet and questions their life choices when drunk, you will enjoy this book. This book takes fairy tale characters out of their fantasy worlds and plants them into the modern life of a lost 20-something. 

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it as a gift for a friend who likes fairy tales and the Internet. This book would do well on a coffee table or in a guest bathroom. I give it a 4/5.


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