Since the BFG was recently shown in the cinemas, I took a look at the book (well, synopsis via Wikipedia). I remember reading the book but have since forgotten the contents except for the important parts. I must say, Roald Dahl was more of a dark writer. In fact, he wrote dark themes for children. For BFG movie, it stayed closely to the book’s contents with some changes. The BFG book itself isn’t that dark themed though.
Now, for some reason, I am reminded of The Witches by Roald Dahl. Since I watched The Witches many years back, I went through the book again and the books itself is rather dark. The movie was faithful to most of the contents except the ending was changed in the movie to make it less dark. I am starting to wonder how come I didn’t find the books by Roald Dahl to be too dark themed for the teenagers. Perhaps, it was appropriate then?
The Witches by Roald Dahl now feels like he dislikes witches and their hatred for children. The witches were written to be ugly, bald and evil. None of them good. The children were not mentioned much except for 2 of them. I’m now not so sure if I should let my kids read books written by Roald Dahl. Perhaps, I should just expose them to different themes and let them learn.
It’s December and I started to read. It’s awesome to have NLB allow the number of borrowing items from 8 to 20. It’s their 20th anniversary. There were times when I didn’t visit the library for too long. I would … read more
Having been seeing The Secret Garden being sold almost everywhere, I was initially tempted to get one for myself. However, I am not a colour pencil person and didn’t want to use colour pencils. There are people who are great … read more
Having read many books, my favourite is still Sherlock Holmes. The deductions from just looking at a person are remarkable and it has always fascinated me. I haven’t watched much TV or movie adaptions except for the ones that Robert … read more
Ever since I’ve stepped into the current school, I’ve had the honour of attending a few sessions with the teachers during their sharing sessions. One of the sessions I attended was with the Mathematics teachers of the lower primary. They … read more
Recently, I saw a tutorial on how to recycle or give another life to old hard cover books. I found one that my aunt no longer needed and I found it a real pity to just dump it and happened … read more
I love reading. Reading lets me escape from the world and fantacise in the world of Alice in Wonderland (the movie is coming), Xanth creatures and other beautitul characters with wonderful homes. For the past few months, I have been … read more
It’s always amazing to get to talk to people ever since I started volunteering at NLB. I took up a session for the book exchange that would be carried out until 24th Apr 2009 to allow people to exchange their … read more
Image via Wikipedia This volunteering took me some time because I couldn’t join the earlier batches. It is a hot service because everyone would want to take part but on the day itself, I was rather shocked at the no-show. … read more
Having been toying with the idea of publishing my own book for years, I have finally pushed my lazy butt and published an eBook first. It is just part of what I have written for NaNoWriMo in 2008 and I … read more