Friday, January 14, 2011

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

This was my first book read on my new e-reader! It made it kind of novel (pun intended).

Had I read it in a more traditional format I'm not sure I would have stuck with it. There were some lovely bits of fancy and fantasy but I was surprised to find myself yawning rather frequently.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who occasionally got lost. Alice takes to doing recitation from time to time to prove how things are just slightly off. But if you are unfamiliar with the recitations (I assume they were fairly standard when the book was written) then you're going to miss the point.

I get that it's just supposed to be fun and nonsense but for me it was just a little TOO much nonsense and not quite enough fun. Generally enjoyable but nothing particularly memorable.