#6 Degrees – Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland To…

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This month we start with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. A wonderful book for young and old. A classic that I believe will stand the test of time like Shakespeare and Dickens.

 

 

 

 

 

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As wonderful as the above book was, a re-imagining entitled The Looking Glass Wars was just as bad. I wasn’t familiar with the term YA back in ’08, but this was most definitely YA in all its infamous glory. For some reason, those creatures on the cover remind me of some of the droids from Star Wars, especially those featured in the Clone War era books

 

 

 

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One of the better books in that series was Shatterpoint, starring Mace Windu as the main character. Or course, saying it was one of the better books is damning it with faint praise indeed. Mace Windu is the only Jedi that I know of who has a purple lightsaber. Purple is a very unique…color. I’m sure you know where I’m going with this.

 

 

 

 

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You know what else is purple? PROSE! Bad prose at that. The Scorpion was book that had some potential but it was filled with more purple prose than a Forgotten Realms trilogy. Being based on a Collectible Card Game, I had hopes it would turn out better. Sometimes games just need to stay games. And games have rules, even Calvinball.

 

 

 

 

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And who can play Calvinball better than anyone else? Why the creators, Calvin and Hobbes of course! This comic was executed perfectly and the artist, Bill Watterson chose to end the comic before it ran into the ground. A wise man and wise men have fears.

 

 

 

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Wise men with fears also don’t go about publicly lying to their audience.  Because a wise man knows that a fan lied to is easily turned into a lifelong enemy, who holds enmity deep within his heart. A man with enmity in his heart is capable of almost anything, even gutting a lying sack of excrement author with a dull spoon. Thank goodness Patrick Rothfuss didn’t do something so insane with his first book, The Name of the Wind.

 

 

 

And there you go, a journey from a delightfully wonderful little girl to a lying sack of excrement that dares to claim it is a man. Ha, I just love these little journeys. They give me all the feelz!

 

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19 thoughts on “#6 Degrees – Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland To…

    1. I wish I could say that I’ve only read top notch books my whole life, but obviously I’d be lying 🙂

      As for Rothfuss, I feel that even if he does produce the mythical Book Three, that people have hyped it up in their minds so much that it simply won’t live up to expectations…

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      1. I DNF’d The Name of the Wind – simply couldn’t stand this Mary-Suism this book was so freaking full of. So I am certainly not waiting for book three not have I any high expectations 😂

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    1. I can’t remember when the Looking Glass Wars was published, but I’m wondering if there was some bleedover from Star Wars.

      Every once in a while I see the Ultimate Edition (or whatever it is actually called) for C&H and I wonder about getting them, but then I realize my old paper copies are perfectly fine and I don’t “need” the collectors edition 🙂

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    1. Some times I wonder if I jump too much. Mrs B read this and actually left a comment because she was very confused about how I got from Book A to Book B. Once I explained it she asked me to delete her comment but it made me realize that sometimes I make some big assumptions when going from book to book.

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      1. hehe yeah I remember you saying- I didn’t even know he had said all the books were already written until I read it on your blog a while ago, so I didn’t feel betrayed, I just thought he was a slow writer 😉 (I was late to the party when I read it)

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