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, Lgbt, Mystery

Reviews Alice Isn't Dead

  • WV
    I like this even more than Welcome to Night Vale. There, I said it.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Red
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • Billie
    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...
  • Robert
    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
    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...
  • Garrett
    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
    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.
  • Michelle Underwood
    Podcast version
  • Cindy
    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
    Full review at 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...