Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
By Lewis Carroll
William Morrow & Co. 1992. 196 pgs. Young Adult

Alice falls down a rabbit hole and lands in Wonderland, a place with strange talking animals, nonsensical rhymes, and characters including the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the White Rabbit.

I had never before read this children’s classic. I can’t say that I really loved it. The story doesn’t have a very straightforward plot. That being said, I am interested in seeing Tim Burton’s adaptation of the story starring Johnny Depp which will be in theaters on March 5, 2010.


1 comment:

DAP said...

I just had to share my own love for 'Alice in Wonderland'. It's a beloved children's classic for a reason. The language is fun, inventive, playful and nearly genius in nature. It's a delightful world of ironies and inconsistencies that mirrors what children often encounter in the 'Adult World'. The animals and other characters Alice encounters are wonderful examples of joyful absurdity. It's a fanciful, dreamlike experience a child/adult yearns for when their head hits the pillow. Lewis Carroll was a linguistic wordsmith and his poetic nonsense rhymes have engaged children and adults for decades and will hopefully delight them for years to come.