Book Review: Alice In Wonderland

Book Review: Alice In Wonderland | Tea And Beauty

I am a massive Alice In Wonderland fan, I love the Disney film and I collect anything I can that is Alice related. I read this book back when I was a kid and decided it was time to re-read it and I am so glad I did, it was just as enjoyable to read the second time around. In fact once I got going I finished this book in two days.

It is full of fun and nonsense, there will be no need to sit here and try and explain or analyze the greater meaning of this book or the author's motives as it is just plain fun with no need to really think about what your reading. I have read reviews on this book and I have found that to many people try to delve into the story and analyze it, trying to explain the meanings or try and explain why things are written the way they are but by doing this they take away the fun and nonsense of the story and don't enjoy the silliness of the story. 

Alice falls down a rabbit hole, after chasing the white rabbit and comes across a wonderful land of silliness and nonsense. Whilst down there she comes across characters such as the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, The Hatter and the Hare, The Mock Turtle and a Gryphon and lets not forget the King and Queen of Hearts. She battles between being to small or to big and questions if she is still the same person. 

It is certainly a fun book to read and I very much enjoyed it. My favorite character (apart from Alice) is definitely the Cheshire Cat. He is completely mad and he's the only character in the book who actually tries angering the Queen. 

There are quite a few characters in the book you come across that actually aren't in the Disney film. This is why the book is so good, it's a different story to the film really. You do come across some of the missing characters in the next book - Through The Looking glass.
If you love Disney and Alice In wonderland then you will certainly enjoy this book.


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