George’s Marvelous Medicine
DTB, 89 Pages
George, an 8 year old, is tired of being tormented by his nasty old grandmother. So he mixes up a fantastic potion to replace her medicine. Only it turns her into a giant. So George’s father gives it to all the farm animals. When that batch runs out, George tries to make another batch. The final batch makes things shrink, and the nasty grandmother drinks it all, thinking it is tea. A very “epitome” of Roald Dahl.
The Roald Dahl Omnibus
short story collection
short stories from different books for adults. Many had his trademark weirdness and almost horror. A couple near the end were more sexual in nature. Definitely not recommended. I think I’ll stick to his juvenile fiction.
Fantastic Mr Fox
this was 88pages long only because the pages were half taken up with pictures, hahahaa. Should have been a short story. A fox outwits three men who are hunting him and his family.
Danny the Champion of the World
a young boy finds out his father is poacher, comes up with a way to poach all the birds.
Classic Dahl[of course, what ISN’T classic Dahl? lol]
The Umbrella Man
short stories. For adults. I enjoyed them very much. Psychological thriller, ironies, etc. Dahl has a very sharp mind and cutting wit.