Author review | Roald Dahl

As a child I haven’t read any Roald Dahl’s books (I did see some of the movies like The Witches and Charlie and the Chocolate factory), so when the boxset came out I decided to buy it. Since then I’ve been reading them and because I just finished it last month, I want to recommend you some lesser known ones.

There were three that stood out to me (beside the most famous one’s like The BFG, The Witches, James and the Giant Peach). 


Boy (his biography)

I loved the way Dahl wrote his children’s biography. I felt like a grandfather was telling his biography as he was growing up and how life was back then. You even see some pictures of Dahl in it, which was a really nice extra. 


The Magic Finger

It's a story about how humans shoot animals for food and a little girl doesn't like that and then she takes revenge on that family who is shooting and made sure they became victims in a sorta way to learn that it's not okay to shoot other living creatures. I love that message and that's why I recommend this one. 


The Twits

How do you outwit a Twit? Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything -- except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough. They don't just want out, they want revenge. The story itself is brilliant, unique and makes you laugh as well. I think this one was also unique from Roald Dahl's point, because this is a story from the perspective of adults and there are no children in this whatsoever, however you can still read it when you're a child (and of course also when you're an adult). 

There are also a few that I didn’t end up liking. Mainly because I don’t support there themes. I wouldn’t recommend reading/starting with Esio’s Trot, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Danny and the Champion of the World because of that. I honestly don't have one or two favorites, there are so many I like. If you want to buy this set as well, I recommend you checking it out on TheBookPeople (no spon), because it really is the cheapest there. 


Which Roald Dahl’s are your favorite?