Friday, 10 April 2009
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
I chose this book for the Classics Challenge because it's one I've never been able to make myself finish and indeed, had I not been doing it for a challenge, I might never have finished it. I don't even have much to say about it other than I don't understand the popular appeal. It's ridiculous, nonsensical and just strange. I suppose it was meant to be and thus it fulfilled its purpose, and I also suppose it's the reason for its popularity. It just really didn't do anything for me. I don't quite understand the appeal of reading something that makes no sense at all. Even the humour escapes me on this one. Through the Looking Glass was a bit better than Alice in Wonderland, but not much. At least there seemed to be a sort of purpose behind it all instead of just being like a dream that randomly switches from one scene to another without really trying link the stories together. However, neither is something I'll ever read again.