1.20.2010

Operation Superhuman Reader: Literature of the Fantastic

My senior course this semester is about literature of the fantastic (a topic that I took primarily because it fit my schedule—ha). The fantastic is a literary genre that explores different facets of and character and reader responses to the supernatural. I could go into greater detail, but I'll spare you. I'll be reading mostly short stories, but with the books I read, I'll be posting reviews.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll


My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This book wasn't my favorite; I only read it for a literature class. I've always found this story a little bizarre, and I didn't find it any more engaging in book form. (In fact, I think I might enjoy it more as a film.) This book doesn't really have a point; Alice doesn't change at all from the beginning to the end; Alice is inquisitive but isn't smart. This is definitely a book I won't read again.

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2 comments:

hannah said...

I liked 'Alice in Wonderland', but 'Through the Looking Glass' was painful to read. The second story felt like he was either trying to hard or having a bad acid trip.

michelle said...

Hmm. I read this as a pre-teen and really enjoyed it. I wonder if it's better when you're younger?

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