Sunday, July 24, 2011
Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie
This tale has been enchanting us since its creation. Originally written for adults and highly successful since its debut, this mischievous character has appeared in several works of fiction and adaptations, including the widely known animated film version by “Walt Disney”.
Peter Pan is a boy who can fly and magically refuses to grow up. He spends his childhood adventuring Neverland as the leader of a gang of Lost Boys. His escapades include mermaids, Indians, fairies, pirates and ordinary boys. The adventure is triggered after Peter Pan suddenly appears at the Darling residence, looking for his shadow in the children’s bedroom….
While reading the Ereader version of this unique and entertaining story of Tinker Bell, Peter Pan and all the characters, it brought back fine memories of my youth, many enjoyable hours spent with Disney’s mythical creations. The story is dark, sad, rather creepy and very violent, it also highlights how precious childhood is and how adults view it. I rather think if it were not for the animated versions still burnt into my mind, this book would have been a ho-hum read.
Flying around is great fun …..The only way to travel…..all you need is a good sprinkling of fairy dust…..
In my opinion, this is a childhood fantasy that is more dependent on visual effects than words alone