Tag: Neil Gaiman

Mary Poppins, by P.L. Travers

Cut the Disney Sugar and Read the Mary Poppins Books

With sweets, it’s best to avoid the addictive, fat-producing, highly processed substance in your diet. The same is true for literary works. Why get sucked into the intellectual tooth-decay of adapted movies when you can read the stuff that’s really good? – the original work.

Image from Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland – Sane Child, Demented Adults

Why is Alice in Wonderland so popular? There are several good reasons. First, the main character, Alice, is an ordinary girl who falls down a rabbit hole, or passes through a mirror, into peculiar places filled with odd characters. Alice represents “Everyman” (Everykid?), the sane child amongst crazy adults. It is Alice’s ordinary nature that causes us to identify with her.