The Looking Glass Wars

“A new version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by first-time author Frank Beddor has already got several critics up in arms even before it has been published.

Mr Beddor, who produced gross-out movie There’s Something About Mary, and is a former world champion skier, has transplanted Alice into a modern and violent fantasy world that could have come straight out of a computer game…

Mr Beddor makes no apology for drawing on the many modern influences in his book, including films Star Wars and The Matrix.”

“Young readers will appreciate it – it’s quite violent but in context” says John McLay, book reviewer.

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