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text 2016-10-22 07:50
Review: The Twits by Roald Dahl
The Twits - Roald Dahl

Goodreads summary:

How do you outwit a Twit? Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything -- except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough. They don't just want out, they want revenge.
 
My opinion:
Oh I really, really like this novel! It has only 87 pages, with big text and loads of images, so it's a really fast read and exactly what I needed right now. The story itself is also brilliant, unique and makes you laugh as well. I think this one was also unique from Roald Dahl's point, because this tale is a tale from the perspective of adults and there are no children in this story whatsoever, however you can still read it when you're a child (and of course also when you're an adult). 
If you haven't read this one by Roald Dahl I highly recommend checking this one out! 
 
What is your opinion about The Twits?
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text 2016-10-21 15:13
Bookhaul #33

My last post was also a bookhaul, but I haven't even had the time to read books, let alone reviewing them. But my vacation has started today, so this means finally more time to read! I love this semester and everything, but I can't read when I'm tired so yea. Anyway, these are the books I got since my last bookhaul:

I finally bought this amazing boxset! I've been wanting to get his children's books for a few years now, but they were too expensive or I wanted to get other books as well. I've read The BFG and The Witches this year and last year on my IPad, but now I finally have a copy. I've also watched the movie adaptations of those two and also of Charlie (I don't remember anything about Matilda), but I don't know nothing at all about the other books so I cannot wait to read them all! 

 

What is your favorite children's classic by Roald Dahl?

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review 2013-10-10 20:15
Peter Pan is a prick
Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie,Michael Hague

I remember reading Peter Pan when I was little and not liking it at all. I now know why. Little Mary was somewhat of a responsible child. Seriously. Don't know where it went, but I was sort of an old soul for a kid. 

 

Now I go see Disney on Ice productions of Rockstar Disney characters. It's a weird thing. 

 

But Peter Pan, as a character, is irresponsible and a prick. I grew up with three older brothers. One of my brothers convinced me that if I held my middle finger up, that it was something not a lot of people could do and I should go show mom. That's how, at four, I told my mother to 'fuck off' without knowing what the hell I was doing. 

 

Peter Pan makes Wendy and crew fly for days without resting, without telling them how to stop, while laughing as they plunge to their maybe deaths in the water. 

 

I get that it's meant to show that Peter Pan doesn't know right from wrong, but all it showed me was that I thought Wendy should punch him in his stupid laughing face. 

 

I loved Wendy. 

 

But that sort of recklessness just doesn't jive with me. Peter Pan is a really good book, don't get me wrong, but I just didn't feel it because I wanted some parent to come around and tell Peter Pan to stop fucking around. 

 

Great book. Not for me. 

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review 2013-04-07 01:55
Peter Pan (100th Anniversary Edition)
Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie,Michael Hague First off, I guess I have to be honest and say that until reading this book (for the first time!) my only impressions of Peter Pan were formed by the Disney movie. After reading the book, I have to say that Disney did stay rather true to the story, though adapted it to be more suitable for children.Interestingly enough, there are some rather dark and sinister bits and pieces throughout this short novel. Peter Pan is a bit more bloodthirsty than I think he was portrayed in the animated movie. And Captain Hook is certainly a much more violent character as written by Barrie--you never knew when he would tear one of his men with his hook! Another thing I found interesting, is that while the book is rather amusing and comical at points, there is a real sadness (a life without a mother's love) underlying the humor. One thing to note about Peter Pan--he is one cocky little boy! I actually found myself growing annoyed with him as I read the book and rolling my eyes from time to time when he had a tendency to be more obnoxious. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book--it is quite entertaining, though the last chapter is bittersweet. Barrie's writing is humorous and quick to read, once you get used to the language of that time period. I felt myself swept right up into the story, and even though I knew it wasn't meant to be, there was still a part of me that kept hoping for Wendy to stay with Peter forever.I also thought that this particular edition was helpful, because it offered a great deal of biographical information on Barrie, in addition to helpful footnotes throughout. When you read more about J. M. Barrie's childhood, you really understand how he could have created this story, and indeed, it makes the story that much more poignant.
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review 2012-12-16 00:00
Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie,Michael Hague I loved this, a long time ago, but I don't remember much about it. Definitely deserves a reread.Also, I loved the Disney Peter Pan, and Finding Neverland, but what in god's name was that horrendous live action effort they made a few years ago? Cheesy is not the word...
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