7.02.2016

Book Review: Alice in Wonderland by Jun Abe

Unless you're obsessed... (3 stars)

I really enjoy adaptations of Alice in Wonderland and the Tim Burton film was no exception. So I was eager to have a look at this manga version from Jun Abe. The art is truly lovely but this is 100% a direct copy of the film. There's absolutely nothing new. No new dialog, style tweaks. Nothing new.

Because it lacked anything new or different to make it feel special it wasn't long before I began skimming. I just didn't see the point of reading it when I could just as easily be watching the film.

If you've not seen the film this is a great manga to read before you do or instead of. Otherwise, unless you're really obsessed with the film I can't recommend it.

Notes: Review copy received via NetGalley.

Alice in Wonderland by Jun Abe
Manga, Classic, Movie Tie-In
Digital (352 pages, TOKYOPOP)
Manga publishing pioneer TOKYOPOP is back … bringing readers Disney Tim Burton’s "Alice in Wonderland," a retelling of the film in manga style. Alice Kingsleigh was a young girl when she visited the magical world of Underland for the first time. Now a teenager, she spots a white rabbit at a garden party and tumbles down a hole after him where she is reunited with her old friends. Alice soon learns it is her destiny to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.Publisher Site: website

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