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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
Christy
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-GlassAlice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is always a fun book to read for kids and adults.  As an adult, I appreciated the use of language, the puns and the interpretation of dreams.  I am much better able to appreciate the genius of Carroll and his ability to turn conventional language and sound patterns into humorous verse.  "Jaberwocky" is explained in terms that almost make sense until you take them apart and "The Walrus and the Carpenter" is two stories told at the same time.  There is the surface story covering the much more bloodthirsty deception but told in such charming terms that the inattentive readers may miss it completely until arriving the last verse which then makes no sense.



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