Sorry my post is late. I have loved Roald Dahl since I was a kid, and have not found one book of his that I haven't loved. My first experience with his creative genius was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but I also loved James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The BFG. Most recently, I took a Young Adult Literature course and had the pleasure of reading Matilda and The Witches for the first time. Mr. Dahl made a remarkable indent on the world and we are better for having read him.
I Loved his books since someone gave me the Story of Henry Sugar and Six Others when I was 6. My aunt thought I'd like the twisted tales of the man who learned to read through playing cards, the boy tormented by older children,and the story of a man who discovered a treasure in a frozen field. Piece of Cake was curious.
But best of all, I loved Boy.
Sat, Sep. 13th, 2008, 11:08 am
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROALD DAHL!!
Hope everyone has a scrumdidliumptious day :)
i need to get my hands on some of the books found in the roald dahl website! i've always enjoyed the children's classics when i was a child, now that i'm an adult, i seem to enjoy them even more, prolly because my ability to absorb the descriptions of every character and detail is better now. i'm glad i've found this community, especially on the late mr dahl's birthday :)
everyone should read the BFG!
My first experience with Roald Dahl came when I was seven. My second grade teacher read us Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Oh how I love his books. I don't know how many times I've read Revolting Rhymes. I think I was around eight when I first read them. I have not read them all by any stretch of the imagination, but this gives me so much to look forward to.
Happy Birthday you beautifully twisted man!
Roald Dahl's stories filled my childhood with joy - for my second birthday, someone (who's name escapes me) bought me [for the future - I was two.] a collectors edition of his books. I have read them all bar about four and I still love them to this day - Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory & The Magic Finger still give me a sense of release when I read them, even though I'm 16 and it's been nearly 9 years since I first read them.
When we studied A Lamb to the Slaughter in English class, I was shocked but pleasantly surprised to be reading and allowed to discuss a short story by such a brilliant man.
His stories are so bright and alive - every child should read them, if just to fall in love with them.
Roald Dahl is one of the gifted writers who inspired my love of the written word. My dog-eared copy of Going Solo has transported me over and over to exotic places and introduced me to fantastic and eccentric characters.
The world he inhabited is gone but between the pages of his books a dangerous and mysterious universe, filled with absurdity and possibility, lives on.
Hello i just joined! I really liked his book Two Fables, especially Princess Mammalia, I really liked A Lamb To Slaughter, Matilda, Eso Trot, etc. I am going to re-read Eso Trot.
Having just noticed this community, I immediately raced to join and post.
Roald Dahl is one of my heroes, I must admit. After all, the first chapter book I ever learned to read was James and the Giant Peach
I am 18 now, and so far of his works I have read James and the Giant Peach
, The BFG
, The Witches
(another of my favorites), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
, and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
. I hope someday to own and/or have read all of his stories.
So expect more posts in the future here!