“Off with their heads!” – The Queen of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland : ★★★★★
Death couldn’t be portrayed anymore humorously than in this famous child’s tale. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, written in 1865 by the well known Lewis Carroll, tells the journey of a young girl through a magical world filled with animals with human characteristics, also know as anthropomorphic creatures. This novel might have been referenced in over a million different stories and movies for all the different themes that can be meticulously dug out. Personally, seeing different characters and references of this famous story in some Batman comics, I had to slow down, take some steps back and dive into Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece. And without the help of my girlfriend and her amazing copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass, I was able to contemplate an awesome child’s tale. Huge thank you to the best of the best for this opportunity. You are definitely the best! Shall we begin?
The amount of nonsense in this story might be repulsive to some readers, but the author’s work does more than sprout random events that lead nowhere in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In fact, the story itself touches more themes than you can count on your hands, from puberty to justice. Alice entering the realm of dreams and trying to apply logic and conventions she’s learned in the real world to Wonderland creates an amazing tale worthy of anyone’s time. I’d have to say (probably a lot of Lewis Carroll’s fans too) SPOILER HERE: Hover over text to read.
“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” – Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a child’s tale bearing enough depth to keep an adult engaged throughout the story. With the appearance of the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and so many more famous characters, this novel definitely deserves a read by all bookaholics. Capable of putting a smile on the most innocent of children, Lewis Carroll seems to have sworn to do the same to the wisest of adults.
What are you waiting for? Jump down the rabbit hole and plunge into Wonderland for yourself!
Through The Looking Glass: ★★★☆☆
“In a wonderland they lie, dreaming as the days go by”
― Lewis Carroll,
I admit that I was disappointed in this sequel of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for it lacks a little bit of spark and wittiness. I had a hard time feeling as engaged as in the first story. But don’t be fooled by this slight negative vibe ! There are still 3 stars hanging in my rating and that is because Lewis Caroll’s style, play on words, puns and incredible imagination never cease to amaze me. His imagination was running so wild and free that sometimes I’m wondering what drug was he on really? LOL .Picking up the torch from Alice’s first journey to Wonderland, he also focuses more on poetry, longer ones but with a deep meaning in this story. And for those who admire his incredible talent like me , you will be delighted by the chess game setting, non logical adventures and creative, ingenious bunch of characters.
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