Lewis Carroll's Alice storiesRead about another book on his list.
Like Dan Brown, Carroll aka Charles Dodgson was an inveterate puzzler, and his books are full of tricks, anagrams and wordplay. In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), the Dodo, for example, was a caricature of Carroll, who had a stutter and tended to introduce himself as Do-Do-Dodgson. In Through the Looking Glass (1871) , the poem A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky hides an acrostic message: the first letter of each line spells A-L-I-C-E P-L-E-A-S-A-N-C-E L-I-D-D-E-L-L. Disraeli is hidden in Tenniel's illustrations, sitting on a train in a paper hat.
The White Knight in Alice Through the Looking Glass is one of David McKie's top 10 eccentrics in literature. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland popped up on Mark O'Connell's list of ten of the best songs based on books.