Okay, I’m going to be completely honest, this book wasn’t as captivating as I was hoping (insert a sad face here). This may be because I have visions of the different movie versions running in my mind. I did not like the animated Disney cartoon, but then I fell hard for the Tim Burton version. I digress.
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was truly, truly imaginative. Some of the words the author use gave me pause and put a smile on my face.
The story made me wish to be a child again so I could read the story as a child and be awash in all the impossible possibilities.
I will be reading the other Alice books and in my nerdiness I may research the background of Lewis Carroll and Alice.
I must also include that the edition I read of Alice had the most uncanny and dreamlike illustration. Camille Rose Garcia is an amazing illustrator. Her artwork added so much to the telling of the story – much how I think Carroll intended it to be.
“Why it’s simply impassible!
Alice: Why, don’t you mean impossible?
Door: No, I do mean impassible. (chuckles) Nothing’s impossible!”***“You’re not the same as you were before,” he said. You were much more… muchier… you’ve lost your muchness”. — Mad Hatter”***“Curiouser and curiouser.”***“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”***“She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).”***“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”