Wow. This was awesome.
This can pretty much be read as the story of a paranoid schizophrenic who has escaped from a max security mental hospital and is rapidly withdrawing after being heavily medicated for years on anti-psychotics. It truly has the hall marks of full blown psychosis.
Of course, you can read it as a fantasy novel that bears no relevance to the real world if you don’t want to think about why people in full blown psychosis due to rapid withdrawal of anti-psychotic meds go around killing people.
Whichever way you want to read this, it’s a fantastic re-telling of the Alice in Wonderland story.
Straight onto ‘Red Queen’ now. I’m so looking forward to more of Alice and Hatcher.