03 September 2011

{Book Review} Hatter

By: Me My Shelf And I | 03 September 2011 at 12:00 AM | | | |


Author: Daniel Coleman
Pages: 231
Published: June 10, 2011
Publisher: Self Published
Source: The {Teen} Book Scene Blog Tour
Rating: 4 Birds

There's nothing wrong with a touch of madness. - Cheshire Cat
In a kingdom that doesn't need saving, a young man ignorant of social norms is the unlikeliest of heroes. And despite his extreme dislike of confrontation, Hatta knows his destiny is to mend a rift that doesn't exist.
On the other end of the spectrum is Chism, a young Elite soldier who thrives on conflict. How will this rash, obsessive soldier aid the child-like Hatta in his journey?
Throw in the Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts and other familiar characters as they emerge to fill their eminent roles in the tangled ascent into madness of literature's most lovable lunatic.

Thanks to The {Teen} Book Scene, we were able to participate on a tour that took an adventure into the more adult side of the classic Alice in Wonderland.  We’re nearing the end of the tour, but be sure to check out earlier reviews and the two left following our blog!

My take: When I saw the synopsis for this book, and found out that it was more of the adult side of Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass, I thought “why not”.  I’m a huge fan of Alice, so I figured why not see what another author can make of another character from the book.

Admittedly, it was a slow read because of the style it’s written in – so if you’re a fan of the way Alice is written, you’ll like this one too.  The thing I actually did like was the switch back and forth between telling it from Hatta’s POV and Chism's. 

And yes, you did read that correctly…he’s not actually called “Hatter” within the story but goes by Hatta.  And though Daniel Coleman has also written the book Jabberwocky, you don’t need to read that to figure out what’s going on in Hatter at all!

It was nice being able to, though from another author’s stance, get to see the heart of Hatter!  This book was just that – heart.  Every time I became unsure of how Hatter, Chism, or any other character felt about something, Daniel would do a great job describing within the next couple of pages how each character really felt in so many words. 

All in all, I did enjoy the book…and I’d be surprised if I didn’t pick up Jabberwocky later on.  Hopefully others can see the joy in this fun fiction as much as I did.

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1 comment:

  1. Great review! Haven't heard of this one before, but it is now being added to my ever growing TBR pile! Thank you for sharing! :)

    Have a great weekend!


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