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It was very enjoyable! This novel was an exercise in imagination. It might have seemed like backwards logic at times, but only to an adult! Viewing the world from a perspective most of us never imagine, until reading this book.
Reading, the arts and physical activity clarify, explain, illustrate, and interpret life’s goods and bads.
Through the Looking Glass, written by: Lewis Carroll, and narrated by: Donada Peters. Everyone knows by now the original story of Alice (in Wonderland) falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar humanlike and animal like creatures that in response to any question comment on British society of the 1860s whether it provides an answer to the propounded question or not. This follow up novel, . . . Through the Looking Glass is the same type novel but for the fact Alice, now finds a mirror to enter Wonderland. Which only makes the metaphor more perfect; the foolery that is about to be visited on Alice’s encounters and challenges is a true reflection of and comment on Victorian British society.
The storyline is Alice seeking to bless the world with her goodness. Yet, in Wonderland her journey was to find her way home. In Looking Glass we learn the World is But a Game. Alice, in Throuhg the Looking Glass is gamed by all; or at least they attempt to take advantage of her purity. Again, though as in Wonderland, in her encounters she has to understand her newly found societal explanations of what is and what is not to get to play the game of life. In reality her new society speaks jargon much like her English home, but that her Looking Glass experience is distinguished only by the fact that what everyone says is more obviously topsy-turvy as compared to the normal everyday British double speak. It makes for a titillating listen. It turns your mind up and down, back and forth and inside and out.
The story is elemental and so, even children will understand and get the gags and giggles. Yet a warning. Looking Glass is not as good a Wonderland. Yet, get it, read it and have a tweedle lee dee tweedle dee dum day. [Yes, my present review of Looking Glass mirrors my review of Wonderland.]
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