Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Through the Looking Glass Book Review

Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on another book! This time I’m covering Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.

Disclaimer: I purchased this book on Amazon along with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland so I didn’t receive this one for free either.

Through the Looking Glass is the sequel to the widely popular book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Which I reviewed prior to this book).

Story and Characters

Through the Looking Glass follows our curious and rather bored heroine, Alice as she goes on another adventure into a strange world. This time she finds herself within the world of a looking glass where everything is backwards compared to her own world. This world is inhabited by living chess pieces who are currently entangled in a large scale battle across a humongous chessboard.

The book features an entirely new cast of characters, so there’s no Mad Hatter or Cheshire Cat to be found here. Instead you’ll be able to meet the Red and White King’s/Queens, Alice’s real world cats Snowball, Dinah and Kitty, as well as, Humpty Dumpty, The White Knight and Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

The book also features some pretty famous songs and poetry including the Jabberwocky, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, The Walrus and the Carpenter and The Lion and the Unicorn.

My Thoughts on the Book

To be completely honest, while I felt the story was good, I didn’t feel as engaged in the events of the story as I was with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The book’s characters were well portrayed but they kind of lacked the same bite that the previous book’s character’s had. They also lacked the same sense of humor so this book kinda lost the humor factor which ultimately makes it feel a lot more serious in nature.

Overall, Through the Looking Glass was a pretty decent follow up to a pretty amazing book. I found it a bit more difficult to truly enjoy but it’s still well-written and has some unique characters. If you enjoyed the first book, you should enjoy this one as well.

Thanks for taking the time to read this review folks! I’ll be back with my next review for 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke soon, until then, happy gaming folks!

Shaun Meyers out!

Check out My Previous Book Review:

Through the Looking Glass




Entertainment Value






Features of Interest

  • Interesting Setting
  • Decent Cast of Characters
  • Well-Written
  • Pretty Entertaining

Worth Mentioning

  • I Couldn't Get Into It As Much As I Did The First Book
  • Didn't Hold My Attention As Much

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