There’s no need to tell you the plot to this. First, it’s famous enough. Second, there isn’t really a plot. In fact, that’s one of the things that bothered me so much. I don’t understand this book at all. Maybe I’d have liked it had I read it as a kid, but I even doubt that (I hated the movie as a kid). I don’t like books where people and animals talk to each other, where absurd things happen for no identifiable reason, and/or where there is no internal logic. I can read Kafka – it’s absurd and surreal, but it has its own internal logic. This? Nothing. I just don’t get it. I know people love this book, but it didn’t work for me.
I would have abandoned it early on, except that it’s my book club selection in January and I have to moderate a meeting about it. Most of our group is going to also read Through the Looking Glass, but that was optional and I am not going to subject myself to another 100 pages of Carroll. Funny thing is, I’m the one who chose this book. I figured it’d be a short, easy read over Christmas, and get us all geared up for the new movie coming out (which I hope I like far better than the book or the old movie).
Anyway, that’s all for that. Sorry it didn’t work for me. Hopefully I’ll understand it better when I do some research before my book club.