Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl Artist: Quentin Blake Type: Fiction, novel Published: 1988 I read it: February 2018 Man, Roald Dahl really hates adults. Or at least, he hates the fact that incompetent, buffoonish, and downright mean ones exist. And he really hates that they are allowed to have any interaction with children whatsoever. The titular character…

The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl Artist: Quentin Blake Type: Fiction, novel Published: 1983 I read it: October 2016 Roald Dahl has no hesitation about exposition when it comes to his mini-mythologies. He’s perfectly comfortable with telling before showing. The first pages in this children’s horror classic make up “A Note About Witches” where the author clearly states…

The BFG

Author: Roald Dahl Artist: Quentin Blake Type: Fiction, novel Published: 1982 I read it: June 2016 Oh England, great and wondrous place, and the source of much international contention at the moment. What happened to your quaint and happy times, when queens lived in castles and giants roamed the land? I suppose the mother country…