Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

When I heard about the movie coming out (which I still haven’t seen… is it any good?), I realized that I had never actually read Alice in Wonderland, despite being very familiar with the various adaptations and references on the teevee. So when I found it as a free e-book, read by Michael York (swoon), I thought that this was as good a time as any to rectify that situation.

The story itself is pretty simplistic, as you probably know… Alice falls down a rabbit hole, drinks some stuff, gets small, eats some stuff, gets big, consumes various other things that make her big and small and big and small and big and small again, talks to a caterpillar, a hare, a cat, a griffin, a mock turtle, and various members of a deck of playing cards, and then wakes up from her dream.

The dialogue is very entertaining, with puns and allusions and poems abounding, and it’s even better when read to you by Michael York, who has much more of a range of character voices than I’m used to in my audiobooks. It’s also very short, so you should really just go listen to it for yourself. Have fun!

Rating: 7/10
(A to Z Challenge)

See also:
book-a-rama

Pass me yours, if you’ve got ’em.

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3 thoughts on “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

  1. Mary says:

    Ah yes, I noticed the first line of this review on Facebook and realized that I am qualified to give you an assessment of the movie–

    it's alright. I have no idea if it's faithful to any version of any book, but the visuals are cool (I purposely saw it in 2-D, which was still good). It's kind of just your typical Tim Burton– stunning, kind of weird, and ultimately kind of emotionally empty but not necessarily in a totally bad way.

    Oh, and the Cheshire Cat's a BAMF.

  2. Amy says:

    The movie isn't faithful to the book at all (so I've heard, I've never read it either.) It was entertaining enough and worth seeing on the big screen just to get the full effect of the visuals (but not in 3D, 2D is fine.)

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