Sunday, 20 June 2010

"Alice Through the Looking Glass"

Having really enjoyed Alice in Wonderland a number of times, I decided that I should also read the sequel, immediately afterwards and I'm glad I did! I found the writing to be just as brilliant, and the story to be very interesting. Although I had never read the book before, there were a number of parts where I had seen parodies or excerpts in other places, so I was pleasantly surprised to see them all in one place.

I particularly enjoyed Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and the Jabberwocky - both of which I had heard about elsewhere. In fact, I chose the Walrus and the Carpenter as reading material for the kids at camp one evening, and it went down very well.

In all the book was almost as good as the first in nearly every way, but because I enjoyed "Alice in Wonderland" just a little more, I have to give "Alice Through The Looking Glass" a four star rating. That is to say that it's highly recommended - but only after reading "Alice in Wonderland" first.

Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.'
'I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it half an hour a day. Why, sometimes, I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

[Page 54]

My rating: (4.0/5.0)

1 comment:

  1. I must read this, but first, I have to work my way through "Alice In Wonderland"--and the five other books I'm reading simultaneously (or not reading, haha).