The Dust of Wonderland
by Lee Thomas
Alyson Books. 316 pages, $24.95
FROM THE START of The Dust of Wonderland, whose tone is established in the introduction’s stalking scene, this tale is nothing if not unsettling. The reader is made to feel the main character’s despair and horror, his frustration at not being able to solve a near homicide. You aren’t sure if he’s hallucinating or if his visions are real, you think he might be in need of medical help, yet something malevolent is undeniably afoot.