12 March 2017

International GoodBooks

by Leigh Lundin

I love Looking Glass Alice and good books and well-done animation and charitable causes. When they come together, that's Wonderland. Check out this lovely Alice clip from the land of Stephen Ross— New Zealand.

The good folks at International GoodBooks (GoGoodBooks.com) can apparently deliver pretty much anything worldwide through Amazon channels. I haven’t tried it yet, but if you use their portal rather than Amazon’s, purchases are supposed to work the same but they get credit.

Brilliant, both the sentiment and the advert. Let me know how you make out.

For fans of the surreal Alice like me, Disney’s 2010 Alice in Wonderland is delightful and much better than the 2016 Through the Looking Glass follow-up. I also admired the computer game America McGee’s Alice for its brilliant music and surrealism.

Before leaving New Zealand and the phantasmagorical, check out this 1967 NZ classic by House of Nimrod, Slightly-Delic. (Page includes a free download.)


  1. Good grief! :D That's like a typical day here in NZ. And I worked once on a Shakespeare production with the Cheshire Cat.

  2. Love the video, and I appreciate you calling attention to this business--I'd not heard of it! Checking it out.

  3. Hi Stephen! I know how Alice feels! I hear you’re writing and working hard. Thanks for checking in!

    Art, it’s a great day when we can both enjoy the art and humour and help a worthwhile cause.

  4. Some of the books to be seen:
    El Aleph (Jorges Luis Borges)
    Plenty Pedia
    The Rum Diaries (Hunter S Thompson)
    Tristam Shandy (Laurence Sterne)
    Plenty Knowledge
    On the Road (Jack Kerouac)

    There appear to be somewhat more than the original 9 volumes of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, a favourite of the Hatter.

    Frustratingly, I can make out only letters in the lengthy title of the book the Dormouse floats upon. (pro… I had… do…)

    Alice has an intricate but indeterminate tattoo on her left arm, a heart on her outer right arm, and a bit of calligraphy I can’t read inside her arm. One reader sees the words “I am.”

    Other than the Hatter’s house number is 6810 (which doesn’t signify anything to me), what can you see?

  5. That's quite a video, Leigh. Thanks for telling us about GoGoodBooks.

  6. A Broad Abroad12 March, 2017 14:29

    A veritable feast for the eyes!

    Thanks for alerting us to this worthy cause - it deserves far greater publicity.

    My trusty magnifying glass and I think Alice's tattoo may read: "Curiosity always leads to trouble"

  7. Bonnie, it is fun, isn't it!

    ABA… feast for the eyes… ha! Curiosity makes sense. Nicely seen!

  8. A Broad Abroad12 March, 2017 15:26

    The narrator tells us Dormouse dunked a copy of The Rum Diary into his tea. Think we see the back of said book, and a quote from the author, which may read: “I was not proud of what I had learned but I never doubted that it was worth knowing”

    Am guessing the L and C on the teapot are a nod to Lewis Caroll.

    Thanks for the early Easter-egg hunt.

  9. You're welcome, Eve, and thanks!

    ABA, you're right. That has to be the back of the book! Good quote. And yes, the LC has to be Carroll's initials. Thank you!


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