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After Alice: A Novel Kindle Edition
Continuing his tradition of rewriting fairy tales with an arch eye and offbeat point of view, Maguire turns his attention to Lewis Carroll and Alice s Adventures in Wonderland. . . . A brilliant and nicely off-kilter reading of the children s classic, retrofitted for grown-upsand a lot of fun. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
[Maguire s] playful vocabulary may be Carroll-esque, but his keen wit is closer to Monty Python, with a fine, unforced sense of play his erudition is a joy, his sense of fun infectious. --Joe Hill, "New York Times Book Review""
Maguire firmly sets Wonderland in time and place and weaves an intricate web of symbolism and allegory The novel is full of the magic, wonder, and fresh twists that his fans have come to expect, and Maguire-and Wonderland-lovers alike will enjoy this fantastic return. --Booklist (starred review)"
In one vexing day, Ada, Lydia, and Miss Armstrong must adapt to deal with their circumstances and find new facets of themselves. Maguire fans should be pleased with his take, at turns clever and philosophical, on the Lewis Carroll classic. --Library Journal"
The author of "Wicked," the beloved retelling of the "Wizard of Oz," has done it again. In honor of Alice and Wonderland s 150th anniversary, Gregory Maguire is offering a new perspective on the classic tale We guarantee you ve never imagined Alice and Wonderland quite like this. --InStyle (Book Club Selection)"
Through means of jokes, puns, and slightly scandalous ditties, combined with the elevated vocabulary that was very common in Victorian literature, Maguire evokes both the time period and Carroll himself this book is a wonderful companion to Lewis Carroll s classic tales. --New York Journal of Books"
AFTER ALICE will inspire readers to think anew about both historical realities and classic fantasies. --Bookreporter.com"
Maguire plays with the ancient archetypes at work in Wonderland while injecting them with fresh perspective. --Entertainment Weekly"
Maguire s style takes on an almost lyrical quality. In "After Alice" Maguire masterfully mimics the quick, witty, and often nonsensical dialogue of Carroll s original story. --Manhattan Book Review" --This text refers to the library edition.
From School Library Journal
- ASIN : B00RLVDGKM
- Publisher : William Morrow; Reprint edition (October 27, 2015)
- Publication date : October 27, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 5374 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 279 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #241,484 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I really wanted to like this book. But it defeated me.
The book is plodding a first and in some ways down right dull. There are some real groaners on "puns"; the attempts to bring in famous references from "Alice" seem forced - particularly odd moments of randomly bringing "it's not like a raven or a writing desk". However, about the middle, the book really picks up in interest, pace, and thoughtful word play. The analogy between Oxford and Wonderland never really works for me but the analysis of 1860's Oxford is interesting. There are some very intuitive and beautifully written insights as to the impact of Darwin on Victorian culture, et. al. The ending is surprising and delightful. In short, the book is well worth reading and I highly recommend it.
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While this book was funny in places and whimsical in a very similar style to the Lewis Carroll classic, I felt that this novel tried too hard to emanate and not enough to create. While aspects of the book were very interesting, the plot seemed to plod along, as if it didn't really know where it was going. The ending was sudden and to be honest didn't leave me with many thoughts in my head other than 'on to the next book!'
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 20, 2020