Alice by Declan Stanley

Review: A story billed a twist on the “Alice in Wonderland” theme, and even understanding what that might entail considering the original work by Lewis Carroll, I found this “Alice” fantasy of a young girl experiencing a sexual awakening wasn’t so much fantastic as disturbing.

From my perspective, any work that repeatedly specifies the young age of a character in conjunction with graphic sexual details and acts directed towards or committed upon them, makes me question why. Certainly it is labelled a “fantasy” but any writing with a young teen having sex with adults is one that doesn’t suit my tastes. This story seemed to be one person’s description of what they wanted to see a young teen girl perform, and all the natural things a young girl might do, that the same person finds arousing and misinterprets as being sexually directed towards them. A refresher course in English composition would at least have improved the writing, if not content.

I am an open-minded reader, as I come from and accept a very open-minded society and cultures, but when any work is suggestive of sexual interact between the underaged and adults where it is viewed as positive and what the young person “really wants”, it’s not a matter of being close-minded. Even if it’s a fictional work, in my view that crosses a line. I attempted but couldn’t finish “Alice.”

Description: Drawing its inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland this is a 21st century fairytale for adults.
After falling and hitting her head Alice embarks on a surreal adventure of sexual awakening and enlightenment as she journeys through her own mythical wonderland populated not only with elements inspired by Carroll’s work but also by modern cultural references. Ranging from the downright surreal to the explicitly erotic, this book is bound to entertain the open minded reader.

Kindle Edition
Published September 24th 2010 by Portlaoise Publishing (first published July 1st 2010)
Source: Author
Available on Smashwords

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