What happens next is a psychedelic romp into what can only be considered a drug addled mind. This whole story seems like something that Marilyn Manson would dream about and make a video from. A little girl shrinks and grows by eating cakes and magic mushrooms. A caterpillar smoking a hookah dishes out sage advice while a Mad Hatter has a tea party.
Each character in this books acts like someone addicted to some kind of illicit substance. The white rabbit is always running around like a meth or coke addict. The queen is obviously coming down off something and is really cranky. The caterpillar and Cheshire are total potheads. Alice is just a young girl experimenting with anything she can get her hands on. Without question, she grabs what ever people give her and eats or drinks it.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a entertaining kid's story, but adults will be able to read it for what it truly is...an advertisement for a 12-step program. Lewis Carroll was either already on something when he dreamed this place up or completely insane to start with. No one thinks of a hookah smoking caterpillar or a chat that disappear without having something to open their mind.