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A guy who started out as a writer for adults turned into one of the premier childrens writers.
But even so, I still enjoy reading his books, especially The Witches, Danny the Champion of the World and The BFG.
The illustrations Quentin Blake contributed to his novels in later editions can't be underestimated either, they gave his books additional charm.
Even though his books were written for children, many different age groups could enjoy his works too.
One of the reasons I attribute this to is he didn't sugarcoat the storylines, some aspects of The BFG are very mature. One aspect of the plot revolves around a group of bloodthirsty giants who travel to different parts of the globe in the aim to eat children. Every night they do this.
Sophie wonders why no one notices this, children disappearing, all over the world. The BFG responds that humans are killing each other, every day, people are dieing. So it's not such an odd thing, not something extraordinary.
Also, The Witches. If you look at the movie adaptation, the ending is sugar coated. It's changed from the book to give a "feel-good" climax, while the book is bitter-sweet.
Anyone else still enjoy the works of Roald Dahl?
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