Saturday, May 29, 2010

100 Greatest Books #90 - The Twits

Next book on the 100 Greatest Books of All Time list is The Twits by Roald Dahl. You can check this book out on the BBC book list.

This was a rather interesting book, as I've come expect from Dahl. The story follows a married couple who are the most despicable, ugly people you could ever imagine. The things that they do eventually get them into trouble and they get their just deserts in the end from the trouble they cause. Although Dahl can be a bit gruesome at times he does go out of his way to never fully describe the gruesome act, just imply it. So, I think this could be a nice book for children to read since it starts off with a very good lesson, that if you continually have ugly thoughts you turn into an ugly person but if you continually have good thoughts you turn into a good looking person, no matter what your outward appearance may be. Overall, not a fantastic book, but it is fun and short, and it is the first book on the list that I read to my daughter.

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