Alice in the Country of Hearts: The Clockmaker's Story Paperback – Illustrated, Aug. 6 2013
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- Publisher : Seven Seas; 1st edition (Aug. 6 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1937867641
- ISBN-13 : 978-1937867645
- Item Weight : 236 g
- Dimensions : 15.04 x 1.55 x 20.62 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #810,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
“It may be impossible to beat Lewis Carroll at his own game, but as Alice in the Country of Hearts shows, there are still ways to succeed.” ―ANIME NEWS NETWORK on Alice in the Country of Hearts
“Nicely done art and hunky hunks make Alice in the Country of Hearts eye candy for shojo manga fans.” ―ABOUT.COM on Alice in the Country of Hearts
About the Author
QuinRose is a Japanese game developer who created the Alice franchise of video games, which spun-off into novels, manga, and an anime feature film.
Mamenosuke Fujimaru is a Japanese manga artist best known for his work on Alice in the Country of Clover.
Top reviews from Canada
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While the artwork is provided by a new artist from the original series, it is still nonetheless lovely, and I felt it conveyed emotion quite well. The story itself veers a bit from the setup of the original series, but not so much that I couldn't wrap my head around the slight changes and buy into it. Essentially, it is a story that reworks the original manga to some degree to give us an alternative where it is the Clockmaker that Alice falls in love with instead, which in my opinion, made for a far better read.
As the title of my review suggests, this is a 'must have' book for fans of Alice and Julius, but it is also a lovely piece to add to the collection of any 'Alice in the Country of Hearts (or Clover or Joker) fans. I only wish the story could have been played out in more volumes, but I'm still content with just the single book, because while only one volume, it had everything I needed to feel satisfied as a reader.
Top reviews from other countries
That’s how I came across the series and owned, the only characters I found them to be interesting and worth following is the Clockmaster and Ace, that’s why I bought this, I gotta say, it serviceable, the art is great like the others, pretty simplistic too, I get to see more of this character, he gets the spotlight in this story which is rare, and I honestly find it enjoyable at least in the romantic aspect, in fact, it might be too typical in that department, what I really wanted to see more of him in action, acting upon serious circumstances and how he handles it, I wanted a real story where I see him team up with Ace to save Alice from a certain doom, or having to bound so much that he helps her to bring her home even if her was disinterested, but he only grows to love her when he imagines the place without her, basically what I’m trying to say is, what I liked about this character is that he seems to have depth, unique among the other characters, his dynamic with Ace is great too, his serious and devotion to his work is also interesting, I wanted to see more of that, not the same kind of romance I see in every story you get in this series, Alice gets that romance almost with everyone, even Mad hatter, it felt no different, that’s what I meant by servicable but typical, I see that shtick always happening in this kind of genre, heck this kind of shtick is something I’ve seen in every visual novel story where you choose your love interest, I’ve seen that plenty times, and had somewhat hopes that this one would be different.
If you like this kind of stuff, the romantic mushy kind of stuff, even if he comes off than as out of character, than that’s for you, or you can pass from it if you expect something unique and special for a romantic story between Alice and the Clockmaker.
Either way, it’s not bad, serviceable, but not grand.