from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Dahl, Roald 1916-1990. British fiction and screenplay writer best known for his children's books, including James and the Giant Peach (1961) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964).
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There's a part in Dahl's Matilda that speaks to that comfort, I think.
Roald Dahl is a good example of what I was into as a kid, actually.
I would also have to say Roald Dahl is a close second, thanks to how The Witches haunted me for years after I read it as a little boy.
Roald Dahl is a remarkable writer, responsible for spellbinding me as a child with stories like Fantastic Mr. Fox and my favorite of just about any children's tale, The Witches.
While Dahl is the sole credited screenwriter, it was actually re-written by David Selznik, who apparently was responsible for most of the deviations from the novel.
Comparing it to Roald Dahl is always a good thing.
If you hit Amazon or the web in general you'll find thousands who think Roald Dahl is a brilliant writer and that this is one of his best works.
There are elements - mostly humorous - that are written for adults (mirroring elements in Dahl's other works such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) that make it a fun read.
Having come within an inch of her life, Ruth Dahl is determined to take a good look at itand to figure out whether, in fact, she's to blame for the mess.
Returning to the conspicuous absence of ghost stories in Dahl’s writings, it is worth noting that he explained it himself in a collection of stories selected personally by him, Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories.
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