Thursday, December 23, 2010

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

(Unfinished  ~50%)
After being unimpressed by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, I thought I would give Through the Looking Glass a chance, both for balance and for learning about cultural references. I only made it halfway through before deciding, reluctantly, to leave it unfinished. There was more wordplay, some of which was quite enjoyable, but the story wasn't intriguing. The work seems a little more sophisticated than Wonderland as many aspects of the story are structured in reference to movements on a chess board. Yet... meh.
I did read about Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and Humpty Dumpty saying words mean what he wants them to mean, but there just wasn't enough to justify the investment.
Can't recommend this one.


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