I read the first book of Alice in Sinland by Antara Mann, and was impressed with the tale of Alice Roseberg, a lawyer in London who wanted more—she wanted to be a star. In Alice in Sinland: Parts 1, 2 & 3 I re-read part 1, but was captivated by the second and third, that pick up after Alice becomes Alice Frank, a famous Broadway star, and the trials and tribulations she faces as she navigates her way through the slimy trail of stardom.
The author skillfully weaves popular cultural icons into a thrilling tale of a woman who must come to grips with her true identity. I was particularly fascinated with the passages describing Alice’s encounter with the strange man who asks her ‘What do you want?’ a mysterious figure who looms large in her life and career, the man is never specifically identified, making him all the more mysterious. Without preaching from a lofty pulpit, the author exposes the danger of wanting too much, and being willing to do anything to achieve it.
This is a book that, once you start reading it, you’ll be unable to put it down. I give it five stars.