Alice

Saturday, 29 June 2013

⚠️ This is an old post

It's possibly been exported and imported from at least three different blogging platforms over the years. That probably means, at best, there are broken images and links. If the post is technical in nature, any advice is probably out of date and irrelevant. Or it is really old, it was the wafflings of a teenager with too much time on his hands working out what blogging is… If it is the latter I would probably cringe if I re-read it. But it's here because it's part of my past, not my present.

You've been warned! Onwards…

One of my favourite set of books is Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. They are completely off the wall and funny, but have a point at the same time.

I also love the way that many other authors have taken the books, written by Lewis Carroll, and then adapted them into their own take on the story. Several years ago I read a book by Frank Beddor called The Looking Glass Wars which painted a war-torn Wonderland where the main character, Alyss, was trapped in our world, SyFy put their spin on the books in a mini-series which put a science fiction spin on the books.  Recently in the cinema we had Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland which simply was very Tim Burton.

Today I spotted another version that is coming curtesy of ABC called Once Upon a Time in Wonderland which puts Alice into a Victorian setting, however in a hospital as doctors try to cure her delusional memories of Wonderland.

It looks like a really interesting concept, I hoping that it will be repeated at some point in the UK.

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