Why is this book so popular?
What makes this book so popular? Tell me why.
its a really good book. you read it when you were younger and its a book that sticks with you and you want to read it again when you are older.
Mar 11, 2008 12:33 pm
it's one of those books that always makes you feel good
Mar 11, 2008 4:07 pm
Because it has two levels. People read the book when they are young (or have it read to them when they are young) and its just a fanciful story, with a lot of ridiculous and humorous things happening. Later if people choose to reread the book when they're older, they start seeing a lot of deeper philosophical meanings underneath the silliness they perceived when they were younger. You essentially need to over-analyze everything in order to get the full effect of the book.
Mar 11, 2008 4:49 pm
Do you have to over analyse it? Surely its just meant to be taken as it is, a fanciful flight of the imagination that becomes more and more strange til eventually you finish the book/she wakes up.
Have to say, not quite sure why it is so famous, thought it really weird when I was younger and again when re-reading now. Think I heard something about it being like an LSD trip?
Dec 22, 2008 11:51 am
Because all the other children's stories HAVE to have a MORAL. This one doesn't. At all. It's just the ramblings of a crazy author who just needed to write something that had no meaning. And people like to read it because you don't have to think hard about it (unless you feel like you need to ANALYZE it) and when it's finished it makes perfect sense!
Jan 6, 2009 11:39 am