A Warning To The Reader: This Book May Have Been Self-Published!

Man, there are people online who will make zombies out of anything.
Man, there are people online who will make zombies out of anything.

I received my Kindle Fire as  Christmas gift from my in-laws in 2011.  As a person who reads quite a bit and lives in a one-bedroom apartment with my wife, it was a great gift, a real space-saver, especially since I had to give away maybe three quarters of my book collection when we moved from New Jersey to New York state for my job.  Being able to fit a massive library in a single device was a godsend.  And since it came from Amazon, I was able to use it to buy books directly from them.  Initially, I went for their free stuff, that being public domain works, many of which were quite rewarding, like the first of Edgar Rice Burrows’ John Carter novels.  I was a wee bit wary of buying too many books, since the device made buying them so easy, and many looked to cost about ten dollars each.  That adds up after a while.  So while looking around, I found a book that sounded interesting that would cost me a whopping $1.99.  It was called Alice in Deadland, and it promised to be a story mixing zombies with the 19th century children’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Hey, Alice was my favorite book as a kid, and I do enjoy the occasional zombie novel.  What could go wrong?  A lot, apparently.  The book wasn’t terribly good.  Mostly it was terrible.  Not only does Amazon make it easier to buy books, it makes it easier for people to self-publish books.  These books tend to be cheap, and, you generally get what you pay for.

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