A Reader posted a review at 2008-06-16 09:53:02.
I'll give it credit for ostensibly being a book for children but exploring deeper themes... slightly deeper. It's surreal and quirky. It's interesting only because of its surreality and quirkiness. I've heard a lot of rumors about it being the story of a bad acid trip and things like that, but Carroll told it to his children as a story for fun. For fun. This is not a literary or psychedelic masterpiece. Fun. It's fun. It has fun characters. But not, of course, the main character, who is essentially the moderating force in the story, letting us know when to be surprised by what's going on. Not bad, not great. Good for young kids with imagination or pseudo-intellectual quasi-stoners who think LSD literally expands your perceptions instead of just giving you the brain chemistry of a retarded schizophrenic orangutan.