Saturday, 20 May 2017

#bookreview ~ Alice in Brexitland #political #satire @LucienDYoung

Alice in Brexitland


Lucien Young

Lying on a riverbank on a lazy summer’s afternoon – 23rd June 2016, to be precise – Alice spots a flustered-looking white rabbit called Dave calling for a referendum. Following him down a rabbit-hole, she emerges into a strange new land, where up is down, black is white, experts are fools and fools are experts...

She meets such characters as the Corbynpillar, who sits on a toadstool smoking his hookah and being no help to anyone; Humpty Trumpty, perched on a wall he wants the Mexicans to pay for; the Cheshire Twat, who likes to disappear leaving only his grin, a pint, and the smell of scotch eggs remaining; and the terrifying Queen of Heartlessness, who’ll take off your head if you dare question her plan for Brexit. Will Alice ever be able to find anyone who speaks sense?

What did I think of the Book?

A strange thing happened to Alice on the 23rd June 2016...

Seven-year-old Alice is lazing about on a riverbank with her sister when she sees a white rabbit. The rabbit seems to be in ever such a hurry. Alice foolishly follows David Camerabbit. He leads her down a rabbit hole and Alice finds herself in a very strange and confusing world.

Loosely based on Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Lucien Young has created the somewhat disturbing world called Brexitland. Here, our young heroine meets some very questionable characters, who say one thing but mean another. However, there is one question on everyone's lips. Should we vote to stay in the EU or should we vote to leave?

Alice in Brexitland is a satirical look at British Politics and the events leading up to, and immediately after, the vote to leave the European Union. It is what it is and that is a parody, it is very tongue-in-cheek! Very funny. It reminded me greatly of watching an episode of Have I Got News For You. There are some brilliant one-liners that made me laugh out loud.

The only problem I see with this book is that it going to age real quick, so if you are thinking of reading it, then read it now. It is a real fast read that you can indulge in over a cup of Earl Grey. Check it out if you have the chance.

* I received a copy of this book from the Publishers, via NetGalley,
 for review consideration*

Links for Purchase

(Available for pre-order.
Released 1st June 2017)

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