Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Rating: 4 Stars
Description: Bored with storybooks with no pictures or conversation little Alice follows a White Rabbit down the rabbit hole and into an adventure.
Why I Picked This Book: This is one of those books that I've always been aware of but never picked up. I thought it was time to read it!
My Impression: I had a similar problem with this book that I had with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory earlier this year. I'm so familiar with the movies and the imagery is so vivid that it's hard to mentally step away from my preconceived ideas and just read the book for the book's sake. Alice starts out quickly. There's not a lot of setup and within the first couple of pages Alice is already falling down the rabbit hole. This book is pure and total nonsense. Nothing makes sense, the characters are insane and the pacing has this rushed slapdash feel to it. I kind of felt like I was madly chasing after Alice while reading it. I was worried that the book itself would get caught up in description but it doesn't. Carroll manages to draw an entire scene with only a handful or words and then we dash off to the next scene. It took me a few chapters to get used to the pace and the nonsense but once I did it was really a fun read. At just over 150 pages with some illustrations it a very quick read and definitely worth picking up if you've never read it.
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: My copy came with Through the Looking Glass which I will read as well.
Would I Recommend this Book?: If you've never read it but enjoyed the movies it's worth picking up.
Challenges Met? The Reading Assignment Challenge (June)