Sunday, June 12, 2016

Eight fantasy destinations that are worth a visit

At the B&N Reads blog Nicole Hill tagged eight fantastical destinations she'd like to visit this summer, including:
Wonderland (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll)

Combining the whimsy of Neverland with the topsy-turvy nature of Hogwarts’s whirling staircases, Wonderland giveth and it taketh away. While it may alter you, temporarily or permanently, Carroll’s exotic land has a surprise around every corner, each more bizarre and more wonderful than the one before. If you can see something in Wonderland, you can probably talk to it, which makes sitting down to tea a new experience each and every time. Toss in hookah with a caterpillar and a heated game of croquet and you’ve got a very merry un-birthday, indeed.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Lewis Carroll's Alice stories are among Christopher Edge's top ten parallel worlds in fiction and Justin Scroggie's top ten list of books with secret signs. The White Knight in Alice Through the Looking Glass is one of David McKie's top 10 eccentrics in literature. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland popped up on Mark O'Connell's list of ten of the best songs based on books and Through The Looking Glass is among Christopher William Hill’s ten top fictional feasts in children's books.

--Marshal Zeringue