Thursday, February 04, 2010

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Rating: 3/5 Stars
Through the Looking Glass - Rating 2/5 Stars

Since the new Alice in Wonderland is coming to the movies soon, I decided with a few people from my book club to read these stories. Since this is my first experience with the books as well as with Lewis Carroll, I expected the books to be like the Disney movie I remember from the past. I was wrong.

We all know the synopsis of Alice in Wonderland; little girl falls down the well and follows the White Rabbit through a passage and gets into all kinds of trouble. This is basically true, but what I didn't know is that Alice would be such a brat. I really wanted to love these stories and I was left with disappointment. While I enjoyed Alice's Adventures in wonderland a bit more than Through the looking glass, it still didn't wow me like I wanted it too. I found myself drifting away from the story as I was reading Through the looking glass, nothing about that story did anything for me.

I don't want to insult anyone as many people love this story, but I was just expecting so much more - and maybe that's the problem.

These books fill the following Challenges / Categories for me:
  • PBT Feb Tag: Other
  • Monthly Mele Challenge
  • New Authors Challenge

1 comment:

  1. I am sorry to hear you did not like it. I agree Alice is a mouthy brat, but the tale is unique. I guess because I read the book before I saw the movie I had a different experience. This is the wonderful thing about books, we all get something different out of them.