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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic about a girl who finds herself in a nonsensical world.

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Adventures With Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

  • Jun 29, 2010

When I read Alice In Wonderland as a child, I had no idea about the effects of magic mushrooms, nor do I now. So, whether or not the book or film is about such matters remains beyond my scope of reality. However, I seriously doubt that a children's book portrayed anything related to drugs. For, it is actually the audience and reader who have taken Alice on such an adventure outside her own.

I would recommend Alice In Wonderland, to children, teens and adult alike. For, it can be a very fun read with a lot of inspiration for one to throw in their own imagination along the way. However, unlike the new 3D movie, the book remains a classic. While, individuals watching the movie who have never read the book may, at times, be confused about the story in and oif itself. As it appears to be more about the Mad Hatter rather than Alice and her adventures in Wonderland. 

While the setting is both colorful in book and film, the book does a better job in allowing one to create their own imaginative wonderland. However, while the film is limited in such regard, it remains very colorful and entertaining nonetheless.So, regardless of the limitations which one might find in the movie, the book remains a great read as it has throughout time.

Although, if one had not read the book character development may be limited in the movie; However, in the book the author does a great job of both character development and foreshadowing other events yet to come. In addition, the author does a good job of making one feel as if one were actually Alice. As such, it is often easier for readers to place oneself in her role than when watching the film.

To this end, anyone who has never read the book need do so. For, a great deal more entertainment can be had by reading the book, whether or not one has seen the film. For book and film, while similar are as different as night and day. Therefore, if one needs something to do on a slow afternoon, reading Alice In Wonderland just may be the ticket.


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July 05, 2010
I love the story, but I've still yet to read it! I'll have to check it out. Thanks so much for sharing this great review!
June 30, 2010
This is one I've been wanting to revisit. The first time I read it, I wasn't that impressed. It's been a while since that read, though. Nice review write-up, though!
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review by . July 16, 2010
 During this book my emotions were more dazed. I was lost in the world with Alice, feeling her feelings of fright and worry and confusion.           This is a book that I believe everyone should read, young and old. I believe this book is so timeless because no matter where you are in life, it becomes relatable. We all have confusion and worries and this book lets us get lost in someone else's.        Albeit the setting of …
review by . June 22, 2010
This was a  book I picked up out of interest due to the 'Alice in Wonderland' movie that was recently released. I haven't seen the film yet, but I CAN say that the book was a fun, fluffy read in between heavy reads.      Even though it is a children's novel, there is a bit more depth to the story than what is presented. Our book club read this in between bouts of longer, heavier novels and still found interesting connections in terms of analysis with themes …
Quick Tip by . November 04, 2010
I could never get into this as a kid. Got hooked as a young adult though. So much more than just a straightforward story.
Quick Tip by . September 24, 2010
I don't know which Alice movie they're referring to, but they all make one mistake, so hear this loud and clear - the Alice books are, and were intended to be, NONSENSE. Any attempt to impose a moral on them is a heinous sin. Period.
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
Excellent quasi-fantasy. Read it with an eye-for-otherworldly meaning encoded in its depths, then read "Mimzy were the Borogroves"
review by . June 24, 2010
I loved this book growing up. I don't know what drew me to it the first time but I'd always ask my mom to read some of it to me before bed. I think the great thing about Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is that it incorporates so much into the story. There are scary parts as well as funny parts, mystery and adventure, along with a ton of great characters to go along with it. I loved the little rabbit, I think mainly because my mom liked him, but he always made me laugh. I would run around …
review by . July 20, 2010
It was Willy Wonka who told as that, “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men,” but it was Lewis Carroll who showed us what that means.  If ever there was nonsense which could be truly relished by the wise, it is found in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.   From the moment we tumble down the rabbit’s hole with Alice until the moment when we have read the very last word on the very last page, we are traveling in a world of delight.  And …
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
Great classic, great read. Fun to read in conjunction with the films made.
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
Great classic, great read. Fun to read in conjunction with the films made.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Who does not love the idea for this book. A great fantasy read.
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Author: Lewis Carroll
Genre: Classic Literature, Fantasy, Children's Books, Fairy Tales, Literary Nonsense
Publisher: Macmillan
Date Published: November 26, 1865
Format: Novel
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