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Curiouser and Curiouser: Steampunk Alice in Wonderland: 1 (Romantasy Fairy Tales)

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I think that the answer lies in the fact that the story and especially the world, for my taste, isn't weird enough, or mad enough, or twisted enough. One of the things that makes Alice in Wonderland so amazing, is the absurdity of it, the extremes, the unimaginable, the weirdness. In a lot of cases it would be a compliment to have your plot called sane and logical, but in this case it's maybe not. The plot, the world, everything that was going on, it made too much sense. There were a few weird and odd elements, but for me it wasn't enough. A great combination of Steampunk and Alice in Wonderland with adorable rabbits holding playing cards dangling alone with gears.

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There are some really lovely ready-made costumes for Alice in Wonderland. Since there are so many, this post will focus on these costumes. There will be another post to discuss handmade costumes and making your own DIY costume. Alice All in all, I am a little disappointed. I think that this could have gone a whole different way and been so much better. But to each their own. If nothing else, at least I gave it a shot.

We at Steampunkary love the different things you can make with printables, so we went on a hunt for the best Alice in Wonderland-inspired printables. All four displayed below are to assemble journals with the Alice in Wonderland theme. These all have vintage/distressed-looking designs and old-fashioned imagery.Having a fun Alice in Wonderland party and need some selfie party props? These cute Alice in Wonderland party props can be used as decorations for your party and handed out to guests for pictures. The only reason I wasn't able to give this a full 5-star treatment was the style of writing this story was told in. It was too jarring for me and actually detracted from the flow of the narrative. This might turn some people off and others may not have a problem with it. But I believe I would have enjoyed this even more if the flow of narration had been a lot smoother. With a gripping plot and a clear, witty writing style, the author has given new, sparkling life to much-beloved characters such as a totally reimagined Caterpillar, the colourful Mad Hatter, the chaming Knave, a surprising Cheshire cat, and Alice herself, a woman of brain and bravery. Curious indeed, and a fantastic read. Imagine a fusion between Alice in Wonderland and Oliver Twist. It's that compelling. And witty, adventurous and clever. Lesley Parkin provides the outstanding narration of Curiouser and Curiouser. This is the first time I’ve ever listened to her. Sometimes I have a learning curve with a new narrator, but I experienced no issues following her performance from the get-go. Her voice is clear and easy to understand. Her pacing is spot-on. She expresses all the expected emotions and the voices she used for the characters are ideal fits. Her south London accent made listening to this audio book a pure pleasure. I can’t wait to listen to her again soon!

Instead of the madness of engineering and pistons, Carroll's novel explored the glorious madness of human psychology. As his protagonist Alice moves from dreamy encounter to dreamy encounter, watching nursery rhymes coming to life and fighting bloodthirsty monarchs made of cards, we witness something that for the Victorians was just as stunning as a giant dynamo. Psychiatry was in its infancy in the 19th century, and this brave new science suggested there was a method in madness. The muddle of our dreams might illuminate the truth about human consciousness; the murmurings of madwomen could shed light on how so-called sane people think. The Red Queen and White Queen can be steampunked up, however the original versions are more Victorian than steampunk. You can embellish any of these costumes with gears and create your own scepter or alter the one shown below. BAhhahABBAhahahAHA!!!! If this was a movie, it would be "so bad that it's good"!! I couldn't believe how crazy everything got at the end. It was ridiculous! Use this cool miniature Mad Hatter hat for a costume or as a display mantel piece or centerpiece. So many details on this top hat and well made to wear over and over.Both events are recommended 6+ due to the reading element but over 4s welcome with adult support. There is no admittance to anyone under 4 unfortunately and this does include babies. Retellings are typically hit or miss for me and Curiouser and Curiouser was a hit. It was short, so it didn't get overwhelming with the crazy worldbuilding that it certainly could have been, as a steampunk retelling of Alice in Wonderland. But, it was just enough to enjoy the characters and enjoy the spin on the story. A boy with a mop of striking white hair, wearing an expensive but oversized waistcoat, slipped between us and was gone again in a flash. I really liked this book. Maybe not a work of genius, but highly entertaining. I might reread this, and I will finish the series. (If part of one) I would recommend to those I know hold interest in this book's content.

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