Monday, June 21, 2010

100 Greatest Books #91 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The next book on my 100 Greatest Books of All Time list is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. You can find this on the BBC book list and My Book List.

So far my favorite of Dahl's works. Unlike his other works which seemed rather jumpy and more like many mini stories with a common theme, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a cohesive story with great characterization and a fun read. It was also interesting to compare the two movie versions on the book with the book since both of them had their parts where they followed the story very closely then they both diverged from the story rather a lot, but usually in different places. A definite must read on my list.

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