Psichedelia ante litteram per un classico della letteratura fantastica. Per una volta nella letteratura di genere non è il linguaggio al servizio della trama, ma quest' ultima che si forma dai doppi sensi e i giochi di parole del primo. Peccato che non abbia la benche minima conoscenza degli scacchi......Continua
I knew it.
When I read Tim Burton was making a movie out of "Alice in Wonderland", I knew he would mix "Through the looking glass" in it.
As I already wrote in the occasion of re-reading the first book about Alice, I knew this would upset me.
A surrealistic book is not a book that is NOT real. It is a book of its own. It's got its own plot. It's got its own characters. It's got its own why's, its own causes.
Each of Alice's books has its own story, its own magic, and its own destiny. So why, why, WHY in the world do moviemakers deem that Queens are interchangeable? That animals of the underworld can also be found behind a looking glass? Well, those animals were not only animals. They were also words. Words are written in certain pages by writers, not by moviemakers.
Well, these considerations have nothing to do with the book I'm reviewing. Or perhaps they do: they are the occasion to remember that "nonsense" books may be books that have the most meaning of all. They are the books where one plays with words. Where you discover the magic in a sentence. A thought that apparently makes no sense cannot be mingled with another: it is NOT a random thought....Continua