An 1865 fantasy novel written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.
It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
So, not going to lie, this book is near and dear to my heart for a great many reasons. First of all, during my childhood (which can only be called bleak) Alice taught me imagination and curiosity were my greatest allies. They helped me escape inside myself, or outside if need be.
Also, I’ve been compared more than a few times to acting like Alice, I give very good advice, but very seldom follow it. I love adventures and getting lost. And, my wedding in 2012 was Alice in Wonderland themed, although I was Queen Alice marrying the Mad Hatter, a sexy Japanese Mad Hatter (A fine “Hey, how you doin’?” to my husband).
No matter how many times I read it, or how many copies I own (three at the moment) every re-read brings something new. I love books which can keep my interest for literally more than two decades.