One of my biggest influences growing up was the author Roald Dahl. I devoured all of his books, and read them over and over again. His humor and silliness shaped not only my love of literature, but my sense of humor in everyday life. I have to admit, even at 9 years old it blew my mind how he came up with the idea for “frobscottle”, the fizzy drink that bubbles down instead of up and comes out the form of “whizzpopping” – burping from, well, “the other end”.
I also adored the movie adaptations of his books – I mean, who DOESN’T love Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, or found Anjelica Huston to be deliciously creepy in The Witches. Matilda came out not too long after I’d read the book, which utilizes some memorable songs I still associate with the scenes that accompanied them (such as this or this).
I think I’m going to pick up one of his books this week and re-read them. It’s been quite a while.
So, how much do you love Roald Dahl? What’s your favorite read?
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~ Sherri <3