Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

I think everyone remembers the Disney movie and various series that have been on television and in the movies about the Lewis Carroll story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. An ordinary, if not precocious, young girl follows a clothed white rabbit down a hole and winds up in the odd world of Wonderland.

 

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.