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Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll
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Nov 22, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: childrens, classics, fav-faerie-tales, poetry, reviewed

"Through the Looking Glass" was just as much of a pleasure and a puzzle as "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". I had not realized that many of the elements of the classic story we think of (thanks to Disney's retelling) are featured primarily throughout "Looking Glass." Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Jabberwocky & Walrus and the Carpenter poems are first given here, as well as the talking flower bed. While I enjoyed the different take and elements to Carroll's sequel, I wasn't as big a fan of Alice's obvious dreaming. At times Alice mysteriously appears in a new location, or a character suddenly transforms into another character, just like in dreams. I think I much prefer the first adventure into Wonderland, where the characters and world are more grounded. "Looking Glass" was much more surreal and at times confusing, yet still delightful.
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Reading Progress

November 22, 2015 – Started Reading
November 22, 2015 – Shelved
November 23, 2015 – Shelved as: childrens
November 23, 2015 – Shelved as: classics
November 23, 2015 – Shelved as: fav-faerie-tales
November 23, 2015 – Shelved as: poetry
November 23, 2015 – Finished Reading
November 1, 2017 – Shelved as: reviewed

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