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Has Anyone Read The Looking Glass Wars?

Postby Dead_Linex » Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:07 pm

I'm currently reading it, and I find it amazing. :] I thought it might be a bit heavy reading for a 13 year old, but I'm really enjoying it. Anyone else read it, and has an opinion? :D

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Postby travellingLight » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:43 pm

hmmm
never heard :)

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Postby jerseybelle » Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:12 pm

Linex...

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Try this site for page by page download preview (but owning them is worth it):

http://comics.ign.com/articles/695/695406p1.html ;)

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Postby Mouse » Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:15 am

Yeah I've read it - I quite like it but I find that particular version of wonderland too orderly - too sane. It rubs me wrongly.
AIW:-)

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Postby McGeesJabberwock » Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:47 pm

Shouldn't this be in Miscellaneous Alice, as it's not written by Carroll?

[edit by Admin] You're right :)

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Postby The Floating Bear » Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:25 am

Entertaining if you can distance it from the original story.

I don't know, I hate what he did to the characters.

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Postby Madd Jett » Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:07 am

I know this may be a bit off- topic but look how "the Looking Glass Wars" and "the Lion King" compare to each other :O :

A) The main characters are destined to be rulers in their own lands.
(Alyss will be a queen; Simba "can't wait to be king".)

B) The main villains killed the protagonists' parents and became tyrants.
(Redd killed Alyss' parents; Scar killed Mufasa)

3) The main characters both have love interests.
(Alyss has Dodge; Simba has Nala)

4) Both of them were cast out of their lands, but they came back, kicked the bad guys' asses, and became the rightful rulers.

What do you think?

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Postby Mouse » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:59 am

And you've just given me another reason to not really like it...I love LK, but rather dislike anything (except hamlet, obviously) which seems to copy it.

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Postby McGeesJabberwock » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:11 pm

I know this may be a bit off- topic but look how "the Looking Glass Wars" and "the Lion King" compare to each other :O :

A) The main characters are destined to be rulers in their own lands.
(Alyss will be a queen; Simba "can't wait to be king".)

B) The main villains killed the protagonists' parents and became tyrants.
(Redd killed Alyss' parents; Scar killed Mufasa)

3) The main characters both have love interests.
(Alyss has Dodge; Simba has Nala)

4) Both of them were cast out of their lands, but they came back, kicked the bad guys' asses, and became the rightful rulers.

What do you think?
Not to mention:

5) The protagonists see their dead parents' ghosts, and are told they are 'in them'.

6) Scar is Simba's uncle, Redd is Alyss' aunt.

7) Wise baboon vs wise caterpillar.

8) Both Bibwit and Zazu are the protagonist's tutor who is frettered, annoying and ends up as the victim of prat falls.

9) Both Lewis Carroll and Timon and Pumbaa are childish, carefree idiots who make the protagonist forget their kingdoms.

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Words, Words, Words.

Postby Onepiece34 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:06 pm

I know this may be a bit off- topic but look how "the Looking Glass Wars" and "the Lion King" compare to each other :O :
And the lion king is apparently a spin-off of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Strange... I seriously did not get this relationship until I read Hamlet. The Lion King isn't a tragedy!!! >8(

Interesting to see so many fans of this particular franchise, I'd assume most fans would discard it as trash, but clearly it's a homage to the original books, though it disregards them for the sake of a plot. I see some negativity, but for the most part it seems to be positive feedback. I MIGHT, MIGHT skim read it XD

And it's apparently sane. I mean, come on, the original wonderland wasn manic fun, and made little sense. If someone tries to make sense of wonderland they will fail, fail, fail XD That's missing the point entirely. Well, my question has been answered. Don't know why I started a seperate topic for this. Guess it's because I'm a noooob. DIS:-)

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Postby iMadHatter » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:05 am

I read the books and cant wait for the third one to come out Arch Enemy

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Postby We'reAllMadHere » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:59 pm

Yeah, I've read the first book, but I keep forgetting to try and read Seeing Redd! There's going to be a third book though? Oooo!

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Postby ilovecheshirecat » Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:13 pm

My friend read this book and i keep telling myself to read it, too. Maybe i shall...

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Postby JulesInWonderland » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:21 pm

Has anyone read Arch Enemy yet? I loved the first two, but I haven't had a chance to read the third.

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Postby emily116 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:07 pm

first book = cool DIS:-) ; second book = meh DIS>:-) ; third book = idk yet DIS:-z


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