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
Release DateOct 30th, 2018
PublisherHarper Perennial
GenreHorror, Fiction, Mystery, Lgbt, Fantasy

Reviews Alice Isn't Dead

  • Melki
    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...
  • WV
    I like this even more than Welcome to Night Vale. There, I said it.
  • Fiona
    Hand upon hand, she thought, upon leg upon heart upon couch upon a day where we made pizza together. That's love, Alice. That's what it's made of. And so what is this?Alice isn't Dead. Keisha, her wife, knows this to be true, and so she's set aside her life and embarked on a journey across America to find her and bring her home. But, this being based on a podcast from one of the creators of Welcome to Night Vale, you might have guessed that the c...
  • Brandon
    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 ...
  • Hanna
    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.
  • Thekelburrows
    I mean I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when it turned out that Alice wasn't dead.
  • Carey Gibbons
    I have a hard time with podcasts - WTNV is one of the few I don't zone out on. I need to give Alice Isn't Dead a try because I've found the premise so intriguing from the very beginning. But I'm just not good at visualizing audio. So I was really excited when I found out this book was happening. I wasn't at all disappointed. I've always wondered about all of the creepy things one sees while travelling across the country. This book tells you about...
  • Blake
    "She couldn’t go home. Because home wasn’t a place. Home was a person. And she hadn’t found that person yet.”WOW. And I thought I loved Night Vale. Full disclaimer, I only listened to the first season of the Alice Isn’t Dead podcast, so I can’t compare this to the podcast very much.Holy shiz balls. This book, guys. If you’ve been looking for a queer story where the plot didn’t focus on the characters coming out, or dealing with su...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Keisha Lewis and her wife Alice led ordinary lives amid their quiet love story.  The last few years, Alice was often on the road for work but checked in regularly.  Then came the day that she didn't return.  There was an investigation and searches but it was as if Alice simply vanished.Keisha doesn't actually believe Alice is dead, though she held a funeral for her wife and grieves her loss.  No, Keisha knows Alice is out there on the road be...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Alice Isn't Dead is one of my favorite podcasts and while I enjoyed this slightly different take on the story here I definitely prefer the podcast. The sense of unease and dread is not as prevalent here and I really missed that. Plus, Jaskia Nicole performance really makes the tale.
  • Erikka
    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
    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...
  • Jennifer Ladd
    I can see how this may be a creepy podcast but didn’t like the book. Would have been a better short story. Super political. Supposed to be some kind of statement about the author’s anxiety in the two protagonists. I don’t think anyone who suffers as they do would be able to accomplish ANY of what they do.
  • Demi
    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.
  • Beth
    Review: 5Thoughts: So I was a few episodes in the podcast when I learned there was going to be a book. Since I got sucked in, I had to pre-order. I'm not finished with the podcast, and I will need to do so, since the podcast is a little different than the book. The book starts normal, and then danger comes out and rips off faces. Which I just love. What really got me into the book and the podcast is the mental disorder that is discussed. Anxiety....
  • Kelsey
    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 ...
  • Kathleen
    Alice isn't dead. She's just gone. Her wife thought she was dead for a long time, but now she knows better. Keisha has other problems. Grief over Alice consumed her life, but her life was consumed by anxiety before that, and will be consumed by anxiety once again. And then there are the Thistle Men. Serial killers so consumed by hatred that they consume others, making the road, the world a very unsafe place. I love everything about this book. Fro...
  • Mae Crowe
    I've been bouncing back and forth about whether to give this book a 2 or a 3, and if it were able to, it would probably be given a solid 2.5. As is, I'm rounding up, because that's just what I decided to do.My favorite part about this novel is easily the writing style. It's undeniable unique, somehow offering both discomfort and reassurance at the same time. It's something you need to experience to understand. And you know... Some part of me doub...
  • Anna
    I attempted the ‘Alice Isn’t Dead’ podcast, as someone recommended it and I’d enjoyed Welcome to Night Vale. However I only managed one episode because I have great difficulty concentrating on podcasts. I need something for my eyes and hands to do while absorbing words! (Knitting is useful for this purpose.) So I was pleased to discover that the podcast is also available in book format. Except, plot twist, the book is not the same as the ...
  • Nicholas Martinez
    While I was hoping this would be a new story compared to the podcast, it was just as thrilling to read as it was to listen to it. I personally think the podcast gripped me a bit better, but I also listened to it while driving and there is something that just makes Keisha's story more chilling when you're driving along long stretches of highway as she does. Regardless, the book can be a little slow to situate readers, but it was a fun read and rem...
  • Amber
    I'm a huge Night Vale fan (podcast and books), so I thought I would like this one more. However, I found the sort of rambling, meandering storytelling that works in Welcome to Night Vale didn't work here. I found myself frustrated with anything not advancing the main plot, and it it took way too long to get answers about anything. When we do get answers, I thought they were pretty spare and unsatisfying. I never quite understood what Thistle actu...
  • Kate
    3.5/5This is a wonderful novelization of the podcast. It has a heart that is held deep and true throughout the whole story. I finished it with a light heart that was feeling just a little bit more deeply than it had been before.
  • Lindsay K
    I would recommend the podcast (5/5) over the book as the sound effects, different voices, and first person narration. But the story is still great, and I loved that Fink shared how Keisha's anxiety mirrors her own, as well as some parts of the story being more fleshed out.
  • Jennifer Grace Fleming
    One of the most unique and compelling reads I've had in a long time. I knew I wasn't going to be disappointed as Joseph Fink is already renowned for the Welcome to Night Vale podcasts and this was no exception, I NEED MORE
  • Jeimy
    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.
  • Blue Cypress Books
    Super enjoyed this page turning horror story. Confession: I don't listen to the Nightvale Podcasts but have thoroughly and completely enjoyed the books. Go figure.
  • Kate
    This was a fun, quick supernatural adventure that felt like Stephen King had taken a women's studies course, and found a really snappy editor.
  • Kristina
    This was all sorts of weird....and I love weird.
  • Lily Kej
    If you have listened to Alice Isn’t Dead (the podcast), you have read Alice Isn’t Dead (the book). The podcast was good but I was hoping for a new story.