Roald Dahl

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gary r, 9 Nov 2007.

  1. gary r

    gary r Veteran

    as a child books were rare in our house! Now i have kids of my own i love reading his books! catching up on what i missed as a kid,So if you have not read Charlie & the chocolate factory,The fantastic Mr Fox etc get them & enjoy:biggrin:
  2. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    This is so true.
    My grandson was reading James and the Giant Peach (is that right ?)

    I sat each day and read a few pages....brilliant :blush:
  3. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Did you know his parents couldn't spell Ronald? :blush:
  4. OP
    gary r

    gary r Veteran

    Thats Norwegians for you:biggrin:
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Books are for losers!
  6. onb

    onb Über Member

    North Yorks

    How succint,

    Georges marvellous Medicine is a brilliant hilarious book.:blush:
  7. longers

    longers Veteran

    I loved his kids books but his grown up stories are a different kettle of fish :blush:. I found them quite disturbing in a way I couldn't put my finger on.
  8. Zoiders

    Zoiders New Member

    Ice Station Zebra
    Dahl was a wrong un beyond a doubt

    I was raised on his books

    Which explains my rather twisted and sick sense of humour

    I wouldnt change a thing
  9. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    What was the pheasant poaching one called? I used to love reading that. Especially the bit where he drove his Dads car, exciting stuff :blush:
  10. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Danny Champion of the World.
  11. Cheddar George

    Cheddar George oober member

    Location: Location
    If you have not read "esio trot" do so now !
  12. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    'danny the champion' was the best in my eyes
  13. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Defnititely Danny the Champion of the World was a wonderful book, I'd take anything by Dahl though, especially Sophie. :blush:
  14. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    That's it :blush:

    Awesome stuff, thank you :smile:
  15. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Having read several biographies of Dahl (and his two autobiographies) I cannot really escape the impression that he seemed a bit, well, unlikable in some ways, especially to women.

    However, having grown up on his books, I can say that he's provided (and is still providing) a sterling service of teaching kids that all is not sweetness and light in the world and humour is not necessarily all about slapstick but is sometimes darker and more interesting. For that I salute him.

    (My favourite, or at least the one that made the biggest impression on me) was the BFG.
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