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review 2016-11-07 11:50
Alice im Wunderland & Alice hinter den Spiegeln // Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Alice im Wunderland & Alice hinter den Spiegeln - Floor Rieder,Lewis Caroll,Christian Enzensberger

German and english review

 

Ich glaube ich hab jede Version der Filme gesehen, die es im Moment gibt und trotzdem haben mich beide Geschichten total überrascht und im Fall von Hinter den Spiegeln, war alles vollkommen neu für mich und nicht das was ich erwartet habe. Aber das sehe ich eindeutig nicht als etwas negatives.

 

Ich fand den Schreibstil unheimlich schön und vor allem einfach zu lesen (was nicht immer der Fall ist, bei solchen Klassikern). Die Story war so interessant und einfallsreich (gerade im zweiten Teil, die Anlehnung an ein Schachspiel, von dem ich absolut keine Ahnung habe, es aber trotzdem wunderbar funktioniert hat), teilweise ein bisschen verwirrend aber ich finde, dass macht den ganzen Charme dieser Welt aus, in die wir zusammen mit Alice eintauchen. Die Welt ist verwirrend, ein bisschen frustrierend aber unheimlich interessant, genauso wie jeder der einzelnen Charaktere.

 

Gerade in dieser Version der Bücher, fand ich die Zeichnungen einfach total schön und neu.

 

Alles in Allem, waren beide Geschichten, ein wirkliches Abenteuer, dass ich richtig genießen konnte und das ich nur weiter empfehlen kann.

 

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I think I have watched every movie version that is out at the moment and still, both stories really surprised me and in the case of Behind The Looking Glass, everything was new to me and so different from what I expected. But that is in no way something negative.

 

I thought the writing style was so beautiful and very easy to read (which isn't always the case when it comes to classics like that). The story was so interesting and imaginative (especially the second story, the referring to a chess game, that I have seriously no clue about, but it still worked wonderfully.), in parts it was a bit confusing but I think that's part of the charm of the world that we get to experience together with Alice. The world is confusing, a bit frustrating but mostly very interesting, just like every single one of the characters in it.

 

In this version of the books, I especially loved the drawings, so beautiful and new.

 

All in all, both stories were an adventure that I really enjoyes and that I can really recommend.

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review 2016-10-01 02:31
Through the Looking Glass review
Through The Looking Glass - Lewis Carrol

Lewis Carroll has always been one of my favorite authors. Through the Looking Glass is a great book that includes adventure, imagination, creativity, and silliness. I would have this in my classroom library for 4th or 5th grade. The guided reading level is T and the Lexile level is 910L.

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review 2016-06-05 00:00
Abducted Part 1: Through the Looking Glass
Abducted Part 1: Through the Looking Glass - Evangeline Anderson A great introduction to a new world...or worlds.
I can see this series becoming very addictive. Zoe the curvy earth girl is kidnapped by a half breed alien to be traded. Sarden is huge, has horns and is sexy as the devil she imagines him to be.
We're left hanging at the end, will she win him over or will she be traded off once the ship is fixed? I need more now.
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review 2016-05-31 21:51
In quanti sono pronti a fronteggiare se stessi?
Alice Through the Looking Glass - Alessia Coppola

Ho appena finito di leggere questo secondo volume di Alice e mi accingo a scrivere una recensione di getto di cui mi scuso in anticipo se potrà risultare confusa.
Che dire... mi è piaciuto abbastanza. Non quanto il primo che mi aveva preso maggiormente, ma si tratta comunque di un buon seguito. A volte perdevo il filo del discorso proprio come quando non si riesce a seguire il corso dei propri sogni... e per tale motivo all'inizio ho fatto un pò fatica ad ingranare con la lettura. Poi sono riuscita ad immergermi e ho capito che è questo il punto di forza del libro: il suo essere estremamente onirico. Per quasi tutta la storia infatti la nostra protagonista vive in bilico tra sogno e realtà... anzi i suoi sogni (o meglio incubi) sono veri quanto la vita reale. E mi è piaciuta molto quest'idea di base perchè la Coppola, con la sua bella immaginazione, ipotizza tutto un MONDO, un concentrato di avventure e insidie dentro i nostri sogni. A tal proposito facciamo anche la piacevole conoscenza del dottor Freud (quando cerca di capire perchè Alice è perseguitata dagli incubi) ed è un elemento che ho veramente apprezzato. La sua presenza è originale, visto che il fulcro del romanzo è quello del sogno, riguarda ciò che accade nei recessi della nostra mente, del nostro inconscio. Affascinante insomma. E c'è dell'altro: se in Alice from Wonderland si parlava di ricerca della propria identità, della sensazione di sentirsi diversi, "folli" e non accettati, qui si parla di un'altra tematica: la PAURA. Paura di perdere le persone che amiamo, paura di non raggiungere i propri obiettivi, paura di non essere compresi, di dubitare delle persone che ci stanno accanto ma soprattutto paura di affrontare noi stessi. Affrontare ciò che siamo, ciò che vorremmo essere. In merito c'è appunto un colpo di scena che mi è piaciuto!
Comunque davvero: adoro come l'autrice con la sua scrittura fluida e le sue metafore particolari, con certi passaggi che colpiscono al cuore mentre li leggi, riesca ad andare oltre la trama, a parlarti all'anima e ad essere attuale.
Una storia insolita, magica e avventurosa che insegna come superare le proprie paure, ti infonde forza e speranza. Io la straconsiglio!

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text 2016-05-02 13:12
Bookhaul #26

This bookhaul is a mix between books I haven't read and books I bought in a different edition. These are the books I haven't read:

The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins | link

Kim by Rudyard Kipling | link

 

These are the books I bought (and I received some for free) in a different edition:

Vicous by V.E. Schwab | link

Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll | link

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë | link

 

I ordered Vicious for a friend, but she received a damaged copy so they send her a new one and I asked if I could get the damaged copy then. I also ordered Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass in this edition, because I gave away my copy with Through The Looking Glass in it and the other edition I own has only Alice In Wonderland in it. You guys also know that I've been wanting this edition of Jane Eyre for ages, but it was always sold out or too expensive. A few weeks ago I found it secondhand on Amazon for eleven euros, so I ordered it but because it arrived way too late, I emailed the company and they said sorry and also said that I get it for free. So yay!

 

And I also finally bought a new coloring book. I already own one coloring book and I've colored already quite much in it, but I really wanted to have this one because the images don't go 'till the middle of the book, which is much prettier and I like the theme. This is the one I got:

Lost Ocean by Johannna Basford | link

 

When it comes to May (the two Penguin English Library ones included) I only have A Court Of Mist and Fury (A Court Of Thornes And Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas coming in the mail but that one will arrive halfway May I think.

 

Ps. If you click on link you go straight to the right edition and to website of Bookdepository. That might be easier for you as well if you want to buy (I'm not going to mention this in every bookhaul, but this is new so now you know. :))

 

What books have you bought in April/May?

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