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Alice in Zombieland [NOOK Book]

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They were indeed a queer-looking party that assembled on the bank-the birds with draggled feathers, the animals with their fur clinging close to them, and all dripping wet, cross, and uncomfortable. All of them were covered in Alice's now cold and congealed blood, which made them even tastier looking to poor hungry Alice.


When little Alice follows the Black Rat down into the gaping darkness of an open grave, she falls and falls. And soon finds herself in an undead nightmare of...

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Overview

They were indeed a queer-looking party that assembled on the bank-the birds with draggled feathers, the animals with their fur clinging close to them, and all dripping wet, cross, and uncomfortable. All of them were covered in Alice's now cold and congealed blood, which made them even tastier looking to poor hungry Alice.


When little Alice follows the Black Rat down into the gaping darkness of an open grave, she falls and falls. And soon finds herself in an undead nightmare of rotting flesh and insanity. Venturing further into this land of zombies and monsters, she encounters characters both creepy and madcap along the way. But there's something else troubling poor Alice: her skin is rotting and her hair is falling out. She's cold. And she has the haunting feeling that if she remains in Zombieland any longer, she might never leave.


Can Alice escape Zombieland before the Dead Red Queen catches up to her?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402256226
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 283,242
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), the pen name of Oxford mathematician, logician, photographer, and author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, is famous the world over for his fantastic classics "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," "Through the Looking Glass," "The Hunting of the Snark," "Jabberwocky," and "Sylvie and Bruno."


Nickolas Cook is an editor, a horror critic and reviewer, and the author of a couple of dozen published short stories and three novels.

Biography

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was a man of diverse interests -- in mathematics, logic, photgraphy, art, theater, religion, medicine, and science. He was happiest in the company of children for whom he created puzzles, clever games, and charming letters.

As all Carroll admirers know, his book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), became an immediate success and has since been translated into more than eighty languages. The equally popular sequel Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, was published in 1872.

The Alice books are but one example of his wide ranging authorship. The Hunting of the Snark, a classic nonsense epic (1876) and Euclid and His Modern Rivals, a rare example of humorous work concerning mathematics, still entice and intrigue today's students. Sylvie and Bruno, published toward the end of his life contains startling ideas including an 1889 description of weightlessness.

The humor, sparkling wit and genius of this Victorian Englishman have lasted for more than a century. His books are among the most quoted works in the English language, and his influence (with that of his illustrator, Sir John Tenniel) can be seen everywhere, from the world of advertising to that of atomic physics.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 27, 1832
    2. Place of Birth:
      Daresbury, Cheshire, England
    1. Date of Death:
      January 14, 1898
    2. Place of Death:
      Guildford, Surrey, England

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CHAPTER I


DOWN THE DEAD-HOLE


Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having noth¬ing to do. Her sister had seemed very displeased about having to accompany her against her will down to the graveyard that sprawled adjacent to their home. The graveyard, her favorite place to play, was all tangled gray vines and tilting ancient tombstones, bearing names she'd never heard be¬fore, though she supposed they must be family, in some distant past before she had been born. Alice loved to stroll through the graveyard, to pick the funereal flowers from old grassy knolls where someone dead most certainly must lie beneath. For her, there was always adventure in a graveyard.


Despite her sister's nasty disposition, it would have been a perfectly cloudy, chilly day in her

favorite play place had she not been so hungry, for her sister had refused to have tea before angrily bringing Alice outside. Tea and a sandwich would be nice. Perhaps a nice meat pie, if the cook could be bothered to bake one up. For their cook made the best meat pies in the world and Alice could think of no better meal than a delicious hot meat pie.


As if being ravenous wasn't enough, now her sister was also refusing her the joy of perusing the ancient stones, and had hold of her arm while she read such dull material. Once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"


So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the chill of the bleak day made her feel very sleepy and stupid) whether the plea¬sure of making a daisy chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a sleek Black Rat with shining dark eyes ran straight from a nearby tomb and quite close by her.


There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Black Rat say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over af¬terwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but, when the Black Rat actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice broke from her sister's grip and started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rat with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and, burning with curiosity, she ran across the graveyard after it, despite her sister's angry yells for her to come straight back to her this instant, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down into a gaping open grave. Clods of gray dirt sat all around its edge and a displeasing smell seemed to waft up from it.


For a moment, Alice stood beside the grave, her sister's voice far away and still frightening for all the distance, deciding whether she'd dare jump in after the strange Black Rat. In another moment, down went Alice after it, hardly considering how in the world she was to get out again.


Then she was tumbling forward into the stink¬ing, black grave which went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down and down. On the way down, she hit her head upon the leaning tombstone, and tears filled her eyes for a moment as she tumbled forward.


Either the grave was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next. First, she checked the smarting place on her head and pulled back a small hand coated with bright red blood. Her head hurt quite a bit, but as there was nothing to do but cry or get along with her adventure, she chose to stifle her tears and smile through the pain bravely. Then she tried to look down and make out what she was coming to, but it was too dark to see any¬thing; then she looked at the sides of the deep, deep grave, and noticed that they were filled with strange and frightening things. In some places, she could see rotting bones poking from the dark soil; in others skulls leered at her as she fell by them, missing teeth giving silent voice perhaps to warn her back from what lie at the bottom of the grave. It made her feel quite out of sorts to see such em¬blems of death sitting so close next to her.


"Well!" thought Alice to herself, "after such a fall as this, I shall think nothing of tumbling down stairs! How brave they'll all think me at home! Why, I wouldn't say anything about it, even if I fell off the top of the house!" (Which was very likely true.)


Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end! "I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?" she said aloud. "I must be getting somewhere near the center of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think-" (for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this was not a very good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over) "-yes, that's about the right distance-but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?" (Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.)


Presently she began again. "I wonder if I shall fall right through the earth! How funny it'll seem to come out among the people that walk with their heads downward! The Antipathies, I think-" (she was rather glad there WAS no one listening, this time, as it didn't sound at all the right word) "- but I shall have to ask them what the name of the country is, you know. Please, Ma'am, is this New Zealand or Australia?" (And she tried to curt¬sey as she spoke-fancy curtseying as you're falling through the air! Do you think you could manage it?) "And what an ignorant little girl she'll think me for asking! No, it'll never do to ask: perhaps I shall see it written up somewhere."


Down, down, down. The pain in her head had turned into a deep throb, but she continued to ignore it and held in her tears some more. There was nothing else to do, so Alice soon began talk¬ing again. "Dinah'll miss me very much tonight, I should think!" (Dinah was the cat.) "I hope they'll remember her saucer of milk at tea-time. Dinah my dear! I wish you were down here with me! There are no mice in the air, I'm afraid, but you might catch a bat, and that's very like a mouse, you know. But do cats eat bats, I wonder?" And here Alice began to get rather sleepy, and went on saying to herself, in a dreamy sort of way, "Do cats eat bats? Do cats eat bats?" and sometimes, "Do bats eat cats?" for, you see, as she couldn't

answer either question, it didn't much matter which way she put it. She felt that she was doz¬ing off, and had just begun to dream that she was walking hand in hand with Dinah, and saying to her very earnestly, "Now, Dinah, tell me the truth: did you ever eat a bat?" when suddenly, thump! thump! down she came upon a heap of cold sod¬den earth that smelled of dead things. Nasty, pale worms writhed throughout the small hill and she hastily threw herself from the dirt, wincing in disgust. Worms and beetles crawled through the sodden earth, clicking and grubbing along at her feet. Was this what a grave was like inside? She wondered. She'd often wondered how the dark¬ness got along without the light of the sun, how things lived; now she had a better idea how the things that lived without light got along.

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Table of Contents

INTESTINES


CHAPTER I Down the Dead-Hole     1

CHAPTER II The Pool of Blood      19

CHAPTER III A Zombie-Race and a Long Tale        35

CHAPTER IV The Black Rat Sends in the Undead       51

CHAPTER V Advice from the Conqueror Wurm     71

CHAPTER VI The Tiny Corpse and Pepper 91

CHAPTER VII An Undead Tea-Party    115

CHAPTER VIII The Queen's Graveyard Croquet-Ground      141

CHAPTER IX The Corpse Turtle's Story  163

CHAPTER X The Zombie Lobster Quadrille          183

CHAPTER XI Who Stole the Meat Pies?  203

CHAPTER XII Alice's Resurrection     221

ABOUT THE AUTHORS           243

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATORS        245

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

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    It had its moments, but falls short

    The book certainly had its' fun moments! Zombieland was well written and well thought out. It certainly put a funny twist on Wonderland (even though Wonderland is quirky to begin with anyway). It's definitely not for the squeamish, as body parts are flying everywhere and Alice gets a craving for a bite of flesh once very so often. The characters are all there, they're just zombified. The only difference I have seen is instead of a White Rabbit, you have a Black Rat instead. (If I am wrong, forgive me, it's been a while since I've read the original Alice in Wonderland).

    The zombie element does not really get in the way of the plot, so nothing much has really changed. My favorite moment was the croquet game between the Queen and Alice - it's more of a croquet game with body parts which was laughable and was fun to read through.

    Even though it was a fun idea, I felt like there just could have been more to this story. There just wasn't enough to it that I could fully enjoy the book. To me, it felt as if they just copied and pasted the zombie bits of the story and added it to Alice in Wonderland, and just changed the title appropriately. It just felt like a very haphazard read.

    Perhaps what I wanted to see was, a twist to the plot to enhance the zombie aspect of the novel. Not just zombies added. It did feel like all you got was a simple add on to the story (something similar to an expansion pack for a game). More could be done with the combination but sad to say, there really wasn't anything to it.

    It was a clever idea, and it had potential, but a lot more could have been done with this book. Instead, what you got was a few cut and paste moments of zombie goodness. Some parts were good and fun to read, but it just seemed to be lacking in something big to make this book exceptionally good and read worthy.

    37 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    Its a great book

    Its actually the best book I ever read. Some parts would be gross but its actually suppose to be nasty becuase the title is "Alice in Zombieland". If you like mystery and zombies like me this is your book. Some kids will love this book trust me because I'm a little girl

    25 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Book sucks

    It was the most horrible book ever


    Ps i loved it

    22 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Interestsing and disturbing

    This was a very interesting and disturbing book. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that can handle gore!

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    The story is fine. it's Alice as a Zombie. But the great thing a

    The story is fine. it's Alice as a Zombie. But the great thing about this mash-up is that it comes with illustrations! The original John Tenniell classics re-imagined. So cool!

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

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    Alice In Zombieland

    A lot of classic novels are being retold with a horrific theme, and Alice in Wonderland is one of them. This retelling has Alice following a black rat and falling down an open grave and into Zombieland. Although written with a humorous bent and following the original somewhat, I did not find this to be as exciting or interesting as I first hoped.

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Anonymous

    This is a gorey-fied version of Alice In Wonderland. I wonder what the age appropriate is for this book. It certainly doesn't come under the category of a bedtime story. Are the free Friday offers books that no one wants to read or buy, because I would not buy this book for myself or for my child. Since it was offered for free, I read it and did find it amusing.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    THANK-YOU, HARRIET!!!

    I hope the ragging on you dies down soon; you have made my selection process SO much more-informed than before I found you! Your reviews are THE FIRST THING I look for whe faced with an unfamiliar title! HOORAY FOR HARRIET AND HER CONCISE YET ENLIGHTENING, WONDERFUL REVIEWS!!! You go, Girl!!

    4 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Good book!

    I loved this book. It good for the people that are into the whole zombie, weird & funny kind of stuff.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Anonymous

    Harriet Klausner needs to be banned from writing reviews.....she spoils the plot of the story everytime....no need to get this book now..thanks again Harriet!!

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Missed potential

    Brief take on the classic Alice story with altered characters that seem to fall short of the potential from a story like this. I found myself wishing that the author had been more creative instead of randomly switching out words for "zombie" and the like. Very quick read; glad it was a freebie.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Great!

    Great B&N, another stupid free book. Can we get a free friday with a quality book?

    3 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    You know...

    I have watched a Face Off episode and they did "Alice in Zombieland". Maybe that's where Makenzie got the idea from.

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Love this book!

    I loved this book! I would really like to see this as a movie, it would be crazy!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2012

    needs some changes

    ok i have 2 problems with this book. first off the sample is way too short to even get an idea of wether or not you want to buy it. second $10.00 is way too much for a nook book. there are way too many books for the nook that are less than $5.00. i wont spend that much!!! it needs a much longer sample. this book was recomended to me by fellow reader.....needs some changes!!!!

    2 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Bad

    This book is awful.

    2 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Alice in zombieland

    Its a very good book if you love books that are about the dead

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Amazballs

    Love this book !!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    0_0

    It was creepy in the middle and beginning but the author may have gotin a little TOO crazy at the end.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    Cool

    Its gross but entertaning and cool.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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