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(Re)Visions: Alice ((re)Visions)
The resulting novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, was largely ignored at first, but then rapidly rose to fame, with such prominent admirers as Queen Victoria and Oscar Wilde; its nonsensical lan...more
We start with the original Alice in Wonderland. Obviously, we all know the story, but it had been years since I last read it and disneys version had slowly replaced it in my imagination. Rediscovering the original was a delight.
What Aliester Found Here is a gender-swapped, urban fantasy version of the Alice tales, combining elements from both Wonderland and Throught the Looking Glass into a unique and wonderful ...more
Before I get to the main review I just have to say this, because to be honest I can't hold it in. This book was brillant! The stories are so original and more then once did I find myself smiling like the Cheshire himself.
Okay okay, now hopefully I can do this without gushing my love and adoration all over.Not likely.
The book opens with it's fir ...more
That’s coming from someone whose relationship with the classic is complicated. But let’s take a closer look at this book.
The compilation offers the Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, plus four short stories ...more
It became clear as I read through it that the authors interpreted Alice through their stories, some used the literal Wonderland world, while others took less obvious motifs. In a way there is no all-encompassing summary of this book because ther ...more
What Aelister Found Here by Kaye Chazan is about a boy, who escapes from home, and finds himself as the young protégé of a Duke in London. The world he sees ...more
Many thanks to Candlelight & Gleam for sending me this review copy via Netgalley.
Read: April 19 to April 23, 2014
Confession time! This is the first short story anthology I have ever read. Shocking, right? But I am glad that I broke into the anthology world, because reading (Re)Visions: Alice was quite enjoyable. I am not entirely sure how to review an anthology, so I am going to wing it!
We start with the original Alice in Wonderland, a ...more
In (re)Visions: Alice,in addition to Lewis Carroll's original Alice in Wonderland,we find novella's by Kaye Chaz ...more
Lewis Carroll’s "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” - yeah, the classic story is here. Good luck to the other authors in the collection trying to compete with that. Surely everyone knows at least a bit of this story. Alice falls down the rabbit hole and ends up in another world, one filled with magical mushrooms, sneaky cats, hatters that are mad…
Kaye Chazan's "What Aelister Found Here” - This one tied with “Knave” for my favorite story (excl ...more
Alice in Wonderland is so influential a bewildering phantasmogoria that it makes a perfect base for this clever concept. I'd actually forgotten how truly bizarre this story is to begin with. (You made a children's movie out of this, Disney? Really?) From the baby-that-is-really-a-pig to the rabbit's missing serving girl Mary Ann to Alice's truly atrocious manners and inability to navigate without breaking things or insulting people, ...more
I usually don't read collections of short stories anymore. Having said that, this is the best I've read in quite some time and has ultimately made me think twice about why I stopped reading them.
First of all, it was nice to start the book off with the classic Lewis Carroll story.
Secondly, I won't go into detail with each story, but I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed "What Aelister Found Here" and "House of Cards" the best, and "The World in a Thimble ...more
* ARC read/received from the publisher Candlemark & Gleam
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
5 out of 5 gnomes
I've never actually read this story before. I was surprised how much of the Disney movie was just like it was in the story. Surprisingly I think I like the original story better then the Disneyfied cartoon. I just seems better put together and more dreamlike then the movie. Alice is much more determined in the story then I thought she would be. H ...more
(re)Visions: Alice begins with the original Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Including ...more
A must-read for all lovers of Alice!
The stories were interesting.
There was a lot of swearing and some sex.
There was lots of drama and some action.
All in all it was an entertaining read.