Alice Isn't Dead by Joseph Fink

Alice Isn't Dead

From the New York Times bestselling co-author of It Devours! and Welcome to Night Vale comes a fast-paced thriller about a truck driver searching across America for the wife she had long assumed to be dead.“This is not a story. It’s a road trip.”Keisha Lewis lived a quiet life with her wife, Alice, until the day that Alice disappeared. After months of searching, presuming she was dead, Keisha held a funeral, mourned, and gradually tried to ...


Details Alice Isn't Dead

TitleAlice Isn't Dead
Author
Release DateOct 30th, 2018
PublisherHarper Perennial
LanguageEnglish
GenreHorror, Fiction, Lgbt, Mystery
Rating

Reviews Alice Isn't Dead

  • WV
    2018-05-04
    I like this even more than Welcome to Night Vale. There, I said it.
  • Brandon
    2018-07-22
    Alice is dead.  Or is she?From the creator of the wildly popular podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, comes a story about a young woman roaming the highways of America as a truck driver looking for her wife whom she believes to still be alive.  Along the way she will encounter deformed. zombie-like men and women, members of a secret government agency and a group of timeless mythical beings.Like Welcome to Night Vale, Alice Isn’t Dead started as a ...
  • Melki
    2018-11-06
    Not that long before, on a highway in Georgia, a wife she hadn't seen in over two years had left a billboard with some advice, and now she was going to listen to it. Who was she to fight a war this lopsided? Her wife had perhaps decided to fight it, and her wife had disappeared.A distraught woman gets a job as a long-distance trucker so she can search for her missing wife. In her travels she stumbles upon a vast . . . um . . . serial murder consp...
  • Hanna
    2018-08-01
    I cried at the end. It's not even a sad ending, I've just been following the podcast since the very beginning and can't believe the story is over. I loved it. I love it. The podcast. The book. Both absolutely creepy, thrilling, inspiring, and wonderful.
  • Erikka
    2018-07-03
    Alice Isn't Dead is one of my favorite podcasts. The story is Keisha's search for her wife and her subsequent stumble into a world of creepy zombie men and twisted government agencies is compelling and so well-written. This book is simply the podcast in a different format. I'm reviewing this now, but know that I haven't read the last 25% or so because it was getting into spoiler territory. I will definitely finish reading it as soon as the podcas...
  • Michael Cook
    2018-09-15
    Alice Isn't Dead is a really good novel. It's a really good horror book, a really good sci-fi/fantasy book, and a really good book about humans in general. Just from reading the plot summary, you might think this was a book all about some vast conspiracy involving the U.S. Government and a bunch of weird monsters. You'd be sort of right for thinking that, but it's also about so much more. Underneath all the monsters and supernatural wars is a lov...
  • Demi
    2018-08-04
    What a satisfying read—a perfect blend of horror, suspense, and the rediscovery of a romance. I love the desperate clinging to humanity that suffuses Fink’s novels and podcasts; even in this highly anxious time, we read love stories about a woman who will do anything for the love of her wife.
  • Jeimy
    2018-11-04
    I must admit I had not heard the podcast before picking up this book, but I was riveted by Keisha and the Thistles and , eventually, Alice.
  • Red
    2018-07-07
    I'm a HUGE fan of the podcast and, so far, the Novel is JUST as satisfying. I don't think you have to have listened to the podcast to "get it." As advertised, it's a "complete re-imagining," that is familiar enough for the fan without being repetitive or predictable.I'm SO SO excited for this come out for general release. It's on pace to be my favorite book of 2018!
  • Toni Semmens
    2017-10-23
    4.5 starsWowsers! Such a weird parallel world Keisha lives in with Thistle men and trucks and cops that aren’t really cops. Keeps you on the edge of your seat listening and scares the other motorists. Was my first ever podcast and it’s got me addicted. Ending has you going REALLY! I have to wait till 2018 for the next episode! Only down side is occasionally Keisha gets a little waffly about the past but most of it’s context so you can live ...
  • Kelleyann
    2018-07-02
    Having listened to Part 1 of the podcast, I've always absolutely loved Alice Isn't Dead but I never picked up listening to the rest of if (I attribute this to the fact that I'm terrible at listening to podcasts/audiobooks) - so needless to say, I was very excited when they announced there was to be a novelization. I will admit though (I know this makes no sense), as despite the fact that I'm terrible at listening to podcasts, I was a bit skeptica...
  • Nancy
    2018-10-30
    Where do you even start with a book like this? Alice Isn't Dead is incredible, inspiring, and easily one of the best books of 2018. And possibly my life. It's like nothing you've ever read.Alice Isn't Dead is kind of about Alice, but it's mostly about Keisha. Alice is Keisha's wife, who presumably died months ago. Then, Keisha starts seeing her in the background of new coverage on every major tragedy in the US. Creepy, right? So Keisha takes a jo...
  • Kelsey
    2018-10-23
    Of course, lots of people get murdered every year, but he thought he was different from those people, for reasons he could not have articulated because the idea that nothing horrible could ever happen to us personally exists not in our thoughts but in the base of our necks. Firstly - I love Joseph Fink's handling of language. Everything he writes sounds like him: these slightly off-tune muses, at once so blatantly clear and plain in language but ...
  • Drew
    2018-10-14
    It turns out Joseph Fink is the storytelling genius of the Night Vale duo -- a fact I discovered when I first started listening to ALICE ISN'T DEAD (podcast version), long after getting tired of Night Vale's inability to actually tell a story and to, instead, remain focused on kitchen-sink spooky-quirky weirdness. The Alice podcast has its flaws, to be sure, but it was a compelling and genuinely creepy listen, so I was excited for this novelizati...
  • Baker St Shelves
    2018-11-03
    A complete remake of the successful podcast! We meet truck driver Keisha desperately searching across America looking for her wife Alice who mysteriously disappeared. Along the way she runs into strange people and lands herself in a huge conspiracy.I must admit that when the podcast was airing it didn’t catch my interest that much, but this book managed to have good scares, suspense, and even the struggles of living with anxiety; which is somet...
  • Billie
    2018-09-03
    I came to this having never listened to the podcast and I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. It meant I had zero expectations, but it also occasionally meant that maybe I was not as caught up in the story as I would have been had it been being performed. I also felt that it got too pointed with its message toward the end, which is super-annoying. I don't mind an allegorical story with a moral, but I do mind being beat over the head...
  • Travis
    2018-11-01
    Coming into this book I wasnt familiar with the podcast, so the story was new to me. I've had It Devours by Fink on my to be read shelf for ages but for some reason havent picked it up and started in on it. That will soon change.I was fortunate enough to win this book on a giveaway from goodreads. It was a perfect Halloween-ish read for the month of October. I really enjoyed cast of characters and seeing this story unfold. Well worth the time spe...
  • Robert
    2018-06-26
    Having read Fink’s two Nightvale novels and only listened the the first Alice podcast episode, I did not know what to expect with this one. It is a darker story than I expected, yet maintains the texture of Nightvale. Fink has surprising insight to the human condition, wrapping them gently in an outlandish and horrifying story. The were a few scenes that were as psychologically scary as anything I’ve read.
  • Kim
    2018-10-01
    I was captivated by the story and grossed out by the creatures in this book. Fink has a way with words that gave me chills when he wrote about the Thistle men, the woman-creature who accompanies them, and the oracles. I loved the strong female characters in the story too. They are badass! From Keisha overcoming her fear and anxiety and using it to make her stronger, to Alice's courage and wanting to protect Keisha, to teenaged Sylvia who wouldn't...
  • Ominouspotato
    2018-11-01
    "A person is not a problem with a solution. A person is their relationship with the world."What a beautiful story, full of twists and loss and surprise.It was really refreshing to see not only diverse characters, but a character with anxiety, living with the downsides of it and learning to accept it.
  • Elie
    2018-11-02
    I'm biased because i love both the podcast and Jasika Nicole, but yeah, i loved this too. It threw me off a bit at first that it wasn't in the first person, but i got used to it very quickly. Plus, some later parts wouldn't have worked.p.s. the poetry of the words in this, as well as the podcast, is just beautiful.
  • Kara
    2018-11-04
    Overall it's still a cool story but they may have benefited from making even more changes from the original podcast than they did. Each part lined up with one of the seasons. Things that make sense in a podcast format ((view spoiler)[ a certain character showing up in the "finale" of part 1, only to leave again until later for example (hide spoiler)]) don't make as much sense in a novel.
  • Garrett
    2018-09-11
    Never did the podcast on this one, but this book, and its existential themes of love, struggles between good and evil, and basic truths about humanity and time, space, and distance, has some universal resonance for anyone who enjoys a good story. Another hit from Joseph Fink's wonderful brains.
  • Ian
    2018-10-21
    I was a little disappointed that this was basically a novelization of the podcast. This may seem silly, but I expected more in terms of plot and characterization.This was a nice way for me to notice connections and answer questions I had because I struggle to stay focused during fiction podcasts and miss details.If you love the podcast or haven't listened to it, pick this up.
  • Rose Gonzalez
    2018-11-06
    Though I wish a couple of my favorite plot lines from the podcast hadn’t been delegated go one-sentence mentions, the beautiful prose is to die for. I was tearing up by the end even though I knew what was coming. A powerful and unforgettable story.
  • Michelle Underwood
    2018-10-14
    Podcast version
  • Hannah
    2018-11-03
    I loved the podcast, so I'm disappointed that the book didn't measure up. It was just too rushed.
  • Cindy
    2018-07-06
    Keisha and Alice live a quiet married life until the day that Alice doesn't come home. Keisha's grief at this loss is deep, and then... she sees Alice in a crowd on a newscast. Soon she's seeing her again, and again, caught on video at major catastrophes across the U.S. Keisha takes a job as a long-distance truck-driver as a way to look for Alice- who most certainly is not dead. Keisha realizes that Alice's disappearance is connected to a terrify...
  • Sapphistication
    2018-08-21
    Full review at https://sapphistication.wordpress.com...I am, as you all know, a huge fan of Fink’s other work – Welcome To Night Vale, co written with Jeffrey Cranor – so evidently when Alice Isn’t Dead was announced you can be sure I was excited. I’m writing this review from the unique position of someone who has started the podcast, but is not up to date – so I can only comment on it’s similarity to the podcast to a certain extent...