Monday, November 18, 2013

Book review: "The Twits" by Roald Dahl

I love the outrageousness of Roald Dahl's books. He refuses to follow the predictable formulas of children literature, and each turn of the page brings something surprising, strange or head-scratching.

"The Twits" is no exception. Dahl start us off with two utterly dislikeable main characters who play mean tricks on each other and are cruel to animals. Should we laugh or be disgusted? Sometimes it's hard to know.

The second half of the book involves an elaborate over-the-top plot by the animals to get revenge on the Twits.

It's a crazy and strange book and a lot of fun.

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