Thursday, June 11, 2009

James and the Giant Peach

Giant talking insects, A mega-sized peach (that had been carried by 100's of seaguls which were tied with spider and silkworm string) and Cloudmen- Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach has it all. The main storyline chases a character called James, who's parents have been eaten by a rhinoceros. James lives with his two very cruel old aunts, Spiker and Sponge, and is treated very badly. But what James longs for the most are some friends. One day everything changes...

James and the Giant Peach is unpredictable and silly (in a good way). I really enjoyed it, and I was so involved into the book (or rather it was a bit short) that I did not even write a post when I was mid-way into it. Just like most of Roald Dahl's books, it is about a child. This book (or rather all of Roald Dahl's books) is very different from the usual novels. For example, have you ever read a book where a giant fruit gets stuck on the top of the empire state building?

In conclusion, this book is aimed for young readers, but that does not mean other age groups have to miss out on the fun too! I really found it an excellent novel- one that reaches the expectation I have for Roald Dahl.

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