Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel Read this review, and many more on my blog October Tune!

After reading ‘Splintered’, a story based on Alice in Wonderland, I thought to myself that I hadn’t actually read the original story by Lewis Carroll. I found a nice copy on the Book Depository and after it arrived I found out that it had Through the Looking Glass as well.

I found it easy to read Alice in Wonderland, because I had watched the Disney movie a couple of days before I started reading the book, so I still knew most of the things that happened. There were some parts in the book that weren’t in the movie, and the other way around (some of which that were in Through the Looking Glass), but it was still easy to read. I liked the part where Alice had tea with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, because I just like the Mad Hatter (especially the version from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland movie…)

When I started Through the Looking Glass, I found it hard to read. Perhaps it was because I waited a month after reading AiW to read TtLG, but it was also a bit harder because most of the things from the latter weren’t in the Disney movie, except for Tweedledee and Tweedledum and their poem about the Walrus and the Carpenter, and after reading that, I actually just skimmed the pages to see if there was something I had seen in the movie as well. I didn’t really find anything after that, so I put the book aside, and I might go and finish Through the Looking Glass later, but I am not entirely sure.

I really wanted to know more about Alice’s adventures in Wonderland, but I just f0und it hard to continue the story (I think it was mostly the writing, as I am not fan of classics, which I’ve probably said about a hundred times before). I liked the drawings that were inside the book, and it gave me a good idea of what some creatures in Wonderland looked like.

But if I may be honest, I prefer Splintered, though that’s not really the original story. And I will just keep to the Disney movie from now on!