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One Pill Makes You Grow Smaller: A Novel ...

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  • monicaedinger
    by Lisa Dierbeck. From Publishers Weekly, Channeling Alice in Wonderland (and, naturally, the 1970s Jefferson Airplane song, White Rabbit ), Dierbeck shoots
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 31 6:30 AM
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      by Lisa Dierbeck. From Publishers Weekly, "Channeling Alice in
      Wonderland (and, naturally, the 1970s Jefferson Airplane song,
      "White Rabbit"), Dierbeck shoots down the rabbit hole of '70s
      misbehavior with this psychedelic debut, crafting a weird and
      inspired paean to lost innocence...This unsettling and
      disorienting-but also deliciously pop-account of deplorable
      actions and shattered innocence is a tour de force, a meshing of
      the myths of the counterculture with the fantastic universe of
      Lewis Carroll. It's a genuinely original, compulsively readable
      first novel, sure to stir up controversy."

      You can read more about it at amazon at
      http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0374226490/qid=
      1062336169/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/104-1028546-0376740?v=glanc
      e&s=books&n=507846


      Elsewhere too I'm sure.

      Monica
    • Ruth Berman
      monicaedinger noted the publication of One Pill Makes You Grow Smaller: A Novel ... by Lisa Dierbeck. I see that this was reviewed
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 8, 2003
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        "monicaedinger" <monicaedinger@...> noted the publication of
        One Pill Makes You Grow Smaller: A Novel ... by Lisa Dierbeck.

        I see that this was reviewed in yesterday's New York Times Book Review. The
        review indicates that the story sets up a lot of parallels between the
        actions of her Alice and Wonderland's Alice, so for those thinking of it as
        a collector's item, it's probably something to get. It sounds as if the
        emphasis is more on using Alice motifs to talk about a particular
        contemporary adolescent, and it doesn't sound as if the story has much in
        the way of reflections on the meanings of Carroll's work. From the point of
        view of interest in reactions to Carroll, it may not have much attraction.

        Ruth Berman
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