Monday, January 12, 2015
Review:Alice In Wonderland
By Lewis Carroll
First Sentence Alice was getting very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and having nothing do.
Chasing a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat down a rabbit hole is just the beginning of a wild adventure for Alice.
What it has going for it
Um, it's a classic? The writing isn't terrible. The Chershire Cat. That's about all I can think of.
Seriously...What was Carroll thinking? I guess one might see a touch of symbolism or at least just enjoy the wild imagination of a little girl. Maybe back in the day kids adored this one. It's not a classic with that many re-tellings and movies based off it for nothing but wow. I just thought it was one bad fever dream that, when it wasn't boring the pants off me, was kinda sorta scaring me. I only read it because I wanted the original before I started on the re-telling, Splintered. Let's hope it's better than this!
I've always been fond of the Cheshire Cat.
Yea or Nay?
Honestly, I can't see any reason why you'd need to read this one. Just skip it.