As it turns out, I was reading “Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland,” not “Through the Looking- Glass.” Oops. Anyway I feel about eight years old right now so I guess that’s pretty perfect for discussing a children’s story. I’m not going to bother with the SPOILERS warning. If you don’t know this story then I’m not sure you actually had a childhood… I digress. Let’s get started!
I find it really cool to read the source material for a story I’m already fairly familiar with. Obviously Disney did it’s thing with it and it isn’t exactly the same but I was pleased to find I recognized a lot of the dialogue especially. What I find kind of funny is that there are things included in the Disney version that I almost wish were part of the original story. I found myself laughing quite a bit and I’m not sure what that says about me. Alice gets made fun of quite a bit and I found myself saying DAMN at all these burns Alice was being dealt.
This is a book I mostly wanted to read and have for any future children I may have. Do any of you other bibliophiles do that? Buy books specifically to read to possible future children? Just me?
I am currently reading “Through the Looking- Glass.” I’m interested to see if the story I’m familiar with is more of a blend of the two.
Also, as Alice says, “What is the use of a book with out pictures?”