Book Of The Month August, 2007
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland…Lewis Carroll
Alice is one of the most beloved characters of English writing. A bright and inquisitive child, one boring summer afternoon she follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole. At the bottom she finds herself in a bizarre world full of strange creatures, and attends a very strange tea party and croquet match. This immensely witty and unique story mixes satire and puzzles, comedy and anxiety, to provide an astute depiction of the experience of childhood.
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John Burnside, author of Living in Nowhere on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:
Two books, really, but, like Tweedledum and Tweedledee, inseparable. Lyrical, witty, delightfully cruel, they transformed the damp Sunday afternoons of my long and tedious childhood into the world’s most elegant game – a game I have never stopped playing, though I am only a sort of thing in the Red King’s dream, half-afraid of waking him and absolutely convinced that I am real.