Thursday, October 7, 2010

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryCharlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
Evan’s ESS = 10 out of 10
Erin’s ESS = 8 out of 10
Content = G (Name Calling, Selfishness, Gorging, Excessive Television Watching and Gum Chewing)

"Everything in this room is edible. Even I'm edible. But, that would be called cannibalism. It is looked down upon in most societies."

"You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.”
Why:  Yes, you’ve seen the movie, but in the case of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that’s not quite enough.  Dahl was a genius who can write one heck of a childrens book.  Plus, he’s edgy, which makes him enjoyable for adults too.  It’s amazing just how many great books this single author has written (not including the line of adult romance novels he wrote – awkward right?).  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Dahl at the top of his game. 

There’s no reason to rehash the storyline as the title pretty much explains the plot (yes, there is a chocolate factory involved).  There’s singing, an inside look at the industry of chocolate making, and rooms you’ve never experienced if you’ve only watch the movie.  Apparently, Dahl was stirred to write this novel after it became public knowledge around the 20’s that two of England’s premier chocolate makers were sending spies into the others facility to steal the latest chocolate making secrets.  Who’d of thought? 

Editor’s Note:  If you don’t have time to read this book, Eric Idle, (Monty Python) does an amazing job with the audio book.  We KNOW you drive places.  But not because we’re watching you - honestly! Pop the CD in and head to the grocery, Sonic, school, bank, gym, gas station and enjoy!

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