Book Review: Alice in Dreamland
Book Reviewed by Onlinebookclub.org
Imagine a world where the majority of the population in the United States of America treacherously abandons their country. This is the story depicted in the fascinating crime thriller Alice in Dreamland by Roland S. Jefferson.
The most powerful men in the country have conspired to destroy the United States. These people are known as the “Alice committee.” They have planned meticulously and have executed their agenda effectively. The biggest corporations in the country are supporting and financing their evil plan known as the Alice Dream Plan. Suddenly, a black prostitute called Pepper comes into possession of the Alice Dream Plan; which is safely stored in a flash drive. She tries to blackmail the Alice committee, but these are very powerful and dangerous people who will not allow anybody to truncate their trillion-dollar investment. Pepper’s fate is sealed; she must die.
Roland delivers a captivating narrative that leaves the reader enchanted. The characters in this novel are well developed. They are very relatable because their strengths and flaws are clearly defined. For instance, Pepper is uneducated, foolish, impulsive, and Taylor, the ex-cop that she hired for her protection, is a racist alcoholic. The plot of this book is very impressive, there are unexpected events that will leave the reader fascinated. Another great aspect of this book is the pace, which is not too fast or too slow. Roland executes the story with an exciting pace such that the reader does not get bored, even for a second. There are very few errors in the text. This book is professionally edited.
The dialogues between the characters are very realistic and believable. Alice in Dreamland exposes the existence of a serious level of racism in the United States in recent years. Roland expresses the philosophy and hatred that drives racism through the thoughts and actions of the protagonists and antagonists in the story. Also, the dignity and honor of patriotism are beautifully expressed in the narrative. Roland shows this theme through the actions of Taylor, Tweety, and Marty.
I noticed just one flaw in this book; the plan of the conspirators of the Alice in Dreamland is a bit far-fetched. It is hard to believe that a lot of Americans would want to abandon their country because of their hatred for Black people.
However, despite this flaw, I rate the book 4 out of 4 stars. I did not rate it lower because Alice in Dreamland is an enthralling story that will leave the reader thoroughly entertained. The flaw that I noticed pales when compared to the positive aspects of the book. Every fan of fiction, particularly crime thrillers, would find this book fascinating. All Americans are encouraged to read this book to appreciate both the tragic effects of racism in their country and the Black of patriotism.