Sunday, September 14, 2008

To Roald Dahl

yesterday, i was not informed, was Roald Dahl's Day. though i started reading his books at a rather late age, around 12/13, i do like his writings. his children's work, was amazing, and he's got to be the best original kid's book author i have ever known.

original kid's book meaning the imaginary world through the eyes of kids and simple english with a colourful dose of unimaginable characters.

i started out with Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, which was a double dosage including The Glass Elevator. later on, i got my hands on Matilda, The BFG, Boy and a few short stories. i enjoyed his writings a lot. quite odd though, i've not been tempted to read James & The Giant Peach, coz if i remember correctly, they made a movie out of it, and it didn't really appeal to me. maybe i should give it a go?

i quote and second The Star: "It is the theatrical flair characteristic of his works that captures the fancy of many, to the extent that embellishment is glossed over".

for now, i am very tempted to get my hands on Switch Bitch. anyone care to buy me? :P i think i may end up book hunting... it has been awhile since i last did that

-outz-

9 comments:

AdrenaLynn said...

Useless Trivia..about..umm..Me! I have never like ever road a Roald Dahl book..hehe

AdrenaLynn said...

Typo.. road = read
Dun ask me how that typo came to be ok!!

sharman said...

well not surprising, ur not much of a fantasy(dunno wat exact category is it?) reader... u prefer real life kinda things hehe..

well about the typo, i'm sure its just because of the work load and toxication load eh?

Kristie said...

i love roald dahl! esp matilda :)

sharman said...

hahaha yeaa... matilda was good, but i prefer charlie and the choc factory, maybe coz it was my first book :P

Dilah said...

ahh...i love Matilda the best!

sharman said...

hehehe another roald dahl fan!

Dilah said...

yes, indeed..=) i think i read ALL his books. hahaha. or maybe, almost =)

sharman said...

even the adult ones???