Monday, February 2, 2015

134. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
1865
Around 120 pages










Finally, there isn't a two month break between posts since I have already read this and the next novel, Crime and Punishment.  I am hoping to get both these posts out by tonight to make up for my absence lately.  Now onto a story we are all familiar with.

Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a strange world with many memorable characters, like the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, and the Cheshire Cat.  Math puns ensue.

I have never been a huge fan of any form of art that is considered "trippy" whether it be a book, a Pink Floyd album, or a Dali film.  However, even I have to admit that this is a great children's novel. Just like with Water-Babies, it was interesting exploring children's literature as an adult.  It almost made me want to follow the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Die, but I think if I did that my family would have to host an intervention.

I would recommend reading this novel, even if you read it when you were a kid, since there will certainly be things you catch that you didn't appreciate the first time around.  If you are like me, there will still be things you don't get and then you will have to get your older brother to explain bases.

RATING: ***--

Interesting Facts:

Part of the literary nonsense genre.

Trailer for Disney version:
Trailer for the newest Tim Burton version.  I have a suspicion that I would absolutely hate this.  Thoughts?
UP NEXT: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky.  Brace yourselves.

3 comments:

  1. I really loved this book as a child and also as an adult. Looking at the Tim Burton trailer, I think that movie includes part 2 which is Through the Looking Glass. I am not a fan of Timothy Burton's work, but it does look kind of fun. I think the book has all sorts of surprises and I like the crazy characters and the different aspects I notice each time I read it.I will be reading it again soon, and am looking forward to it!

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  2. Definitely don't watch the Tim Burton version, especially in 3D

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  3. Diana, how many times have you read it? And based on both of your recommendations, I will not be watching the Tim Burton version!

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