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I am a real fan of Robert Sabuda's minimalist white sculptures illustrating well-known Christmas verses. However, I did not like this interpretation of a classic children's story. I bought it out of curiosity, wondering how on earth he could deal with an entire novel. It is so heavily abridged as to be unrecognisable for the subtlty and beauty of Carroll's original. How can you have Alice in Wonderland in 12 pages with only a few lines of text on each page?
In contrast to Sabuda's real masterpieces, the pages of this story were cluttered and inelegant. I'm still impressed by his paper sculptures but I wouldn't recommend this book for "Alice" fans or for those who want to see Sabuda at his best.
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Initial post: 28 Nov 2007 20:31:17 GMT
ELH Browning says:
I think it's unfair to say "only a few lines of text on each page". There's a mass of text crammed into "mini-books" on each double page spread so the total word count is around 5000 - - so this is, in word count, about one-sixth the length of the original - an achievement for 12 pages.
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