Tag: Alice in Wonderland

Tao Lin – Eeeee Eee Eeee | Review

Title: Eeeee Eee Eeee

Author: Tao Lin

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 216

Rating: 5*/5

 

Tao Lin - Eeeee Eee Eeee

Tao Lin – Eeeee Eee Eeee

 

This book was a little bit like an acid trip. All sorts of crazy stuff is happening but, a bit like Alice in Wonderland, no matter how tenuous the links are between different parts of the narrative, it still has this sort of unshakeable force that permeates throughout it and keeps you reading. It doesn’t take long to finish it, and you could easily power through in a single sitting. It’s that sort of book.

Now, I would talk about the plot, but there isn’t one. Well, there is, but there also isn’t. Here’s where I refer you to the blurb: Confused yet intelligent animal attempt to interact with confused yet intelligent humans, resulting in the death of Elijah Wood, Salman Rushdie and Wong Kar-Wai… and a vegan dinner at a sushi restaurant in Manhattan attended by a dolphin, a bear… and the President of the United States of America, who lectures on the arbitrary nature of consciousness, truth, and the universe before getting drunk and playing poker.”

It’s like Burroughs meets Dali in a dream and they write a book together. If you have any interest in experimental literature, you need to read it.

 

Tao Lin

Tao Lin

 

Click here to buy Eeeee Eee Eeee.

 


Lewis Carroll – Through the Looking Glass | Review

Title: Through the Looking Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 173

Rating: 7/10

 

Lewis Carroll - Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll – Through the Looking Glass

 

If you’ve read Alice in Wonderland then you know what to expect – a lot more of the same. Through the Looking Glass makes use of many of the same literary techniques that make its predecessor so unique, but the same techniques are used in different ways to prevent the reader from getting bored.

It’s a nice, short novel, structured to follow a set of moves on a chess board – well worth reading, but read Alice in Wonderland first. If you plan on reading this to children, you’ll enjoy it just as much as they will, and the short chapters are the perfect length for bedtime reading.

If, on the other hand, you’re like me and read on the way to work (and have a soft spot for children’s books), you can get through it in a day – what’s keeping you? Oh, and say hi to the red queen for me!

 

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll

 

Click here to buy Through the Looking Glass.

 


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