Alice in Sunderland/Fridge

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Fridge Brilliance

  • I found Bryan Talbot's Alice in Sunderland entertaining from the start, but the structure puzzled me -- why was it so rambly and nonlinear? Why keep bouncing around from topic to topic like that, instead of telling a straightforward story? Then at some point it clicked: the underlying theme of Alice in Sunderland is that everything is connected to everything else. The rambly hey-that-reminds-me-of-something structure is perfect, because it doesn't just illustrate the theme: it embodies it.
    • As somebody who studies in Sunderland university (name withheld to protect the innocent), I totallly agree with this bit of fridge logic. Walking around that city at any part of the day with your eyes open connects you to a thousand places and people you never realised could be connected.