Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
First Published : 1865
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
Oh dear god this book. And I’m not saying it in a good way. I’m not one for classics but I do enjoy whimsy every now and again but this was just too much. I also disliked all the characters. I hated Alice and how childish she was any maybe that was just because I read this book for the first time being 25. I know Alice was supposed to be young and naive.
My biggest problem was I couldn’t keep up with it all. There was so many things all happening at once and I couldn’t handle it all. Especially the ending with the court. I was so close to DNFing this book. But I knew pushing through it was just going to give me the satisfaction of getting through one of the most dizzying and confusing books I’ve ever read. And I was sadly disappointed with it all in all.
I don’t think there’s really much else I can say about it. Sorry Lewis Carroll…it just didn’t do anything for me. I tip my hat at your whimsy and imagination.