Figment (Insanity #2) 4/5 ****
Cameron Jace - Fantasy/Retelling
"You know what insane people are, Alice?" the Pillar says. "They are sane people who know too much."
Figment is the second book in the Insanity series, Insanity (Mad in Wonderland) is the first and you really have to be a tad bit insane to really enjoy it!
Cameron Jace takes his readers on a crazy adventure through madness and has clearly mastered the arts of deception and thrill.
Alice and the Pillar are after a serial killer who is chopping off the heads of overweight children and stuffing them inside watermelons (what? I told you, you have to be a little insane to enjoy the book!). I can see how this series, particularly this book, may be a bit too ridiculous for some, but I thoroughly enjoyed the creativity and spin Mr. Jace give the original fairy-tales depicted in Figment.
There were certainly moments when I stopped reading only to scratched my head, a little taken-a-back by what I just read, that maybe I wasn't understanding it correctly; it's just THAT good.
It's definitely a quirky, laugh-out-loud, bizarre read but I will absolutely be finishing the series! I want to know just how insane Alice Wonder is or maybe she isn't insane at all!
Here's a little hint about one of the characters you'll get to know should you choose to jump into the rabbit hole that is Figment (Insanity 2).
"Oh, do you know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Oh, do you know the muffin man,
Who lives in Drury Lane?"
If you're not familiar with Lewis Carroll and the original "Alice in Wonderland" here are some quick links to the book and few different movie versions!
An avid reader with a thirst for knowledge, and adventure through words printed on paper.
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