Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket #1)
But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pi ...more
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First off, I'll admit that I love the movie. I grew up with it. (I'm talking about the Gene Wilder version, of course.)I'll even admit to liking the movie better than the book. Which is something that doesn't happen very often with me.
That said, the book is really, really good. It held my four-year old's attention. It's si ...more
Comments while reading:
“How come someone is called ‘Gloop’? And ‘Salt’? Isn’t that the thing that we use for cooking?”
“What is ‘spoiled’? Oh, okay, I’m NOT spoiled.”
“Huh, Grandpa Joe is 96 years old?! How come that he’s even older than my grandpa?”
“How come Charlie’s dad can’t work at the toothpaste factory anymore? What does ‘bankrupt’ mean?”
“Will Charlie ever get the golden ticket?”
“Yes! Charlie found it!”
“Mr. Wonka looks like a clown!”
“How com ...more
Then along came Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It gloried in candy, my number one passion of the day. But not only that, eating candy was the means to getting even MORE candy!
Ah, the golden ticket. How, oh, how I longed for it to be a real thing! I would've tr ...more
I was surprised to see that neither of the films came close to Dahl’s text. Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a dark creature who killed children, crushed their bones and baked them into the candy bars.
This is of course a delightful children’s / young adult fantasy featuring the inimitable Willy Wonka. The 1971 musical film directed by Mel Stuart and fea ...more
Unemployment from the chocolate factory, apparently the only consumer of labour in the otherwise stagnant economy of Charlie's home town, (proving I suppose that an excess of chocolate is really bad for you both economically and physically) requires that all of his grandparents have to live and sleep in one bed while the family slowly sta ...more
It has been MANY long years since I last looked at this book, but it all came back to me as soon as I turned to the first page and saw the illustrations. I was immediately carried away by ...more
Mas como eu estava enganado!
Nenhuma adaptação, por mais fiel que ela seja, poderia substituir a escrita gostosa e brilhante do Roald Dahl. Mesmo sabendo tudo que ia acontecer na história, cada capítulo era uma surpresa muito gostosa.
O livro me deu uma visão muito diferente a respeito do Charlie e do Willy Wonka. Descobri um Charlie muito ...more
I loved Charlie and his Grandpa as the main protagonists: they were humble, and sweet, and smart. I loved Willy Wonka: he was energetic and excited and brilliant and sarcastic as all hell. And I loved how ...more
I really enjoyed this, with the exception of the insanely long Oompa-Loompa songs. I just don't like reading verse, no matter how clever it is, so I skimmed these sections. Sometimes pages of t ...more
I had this as 3 stars when I was writing but now I'm changing to 4, I don't know why, they aren't ...more
I am a grown up woman yet I prefer reading middle grade books. Why I am reading this kind of genre? Am I crazy? Am I not in the mood to read deeper books? My answer was NO. Simply because, reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory doesn’t give not only light read but it gives lessons that sometimes adult like us seems to forget.
It was really fascinating and somehow hilarious that this kind of children books were the one gave me realizations that I admittedly forget of how important great values ...more
Dahl esalta i valori di altruismo e generosità, condannando i vizi dei figli, spesso corroborati dal permissivismo di genitori sempre più assenti nell'ambito familiare.
L'idea della fabbrica è un pretesto, incredibilmente suggestivo, sulla quale l'autore costruisce la semplice ed importante morale di fondo.
After catching up on the stories I already knew (Matilda and The Witches) it was now time to also read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory of course.
And what a delight! Roald Dahl really is a masterful storyteller! He makes one dive deep into the story and experience everything as if the reader was actually there.
This is the almost heartbreaking story of a boy growing up in a poor family, who therefore is ver ...more
The story is about the adventure of Charlie Bucket and four other children who won the Golden Ticket and was given the privilege to spend a day inside the largest chocolate fa ...more
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was perfect for me when I was little. But when I read it again a few years later, from an eerie blend of wistfulness and caffeine...I became aware of a few things that the child me hadn't really deigned to perceive.
1. Food fetish Alert. (It's becoming a cliche for this genre. Like eyes in chick lit.)
2. What's with the sexism? Has anyone else noticed how Dahl always make the fathers have a certain dry, witty sense of humor that is clearly lackin ...more
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of those books in the English dominated world that you've either read it as a child or you saw a film version. Re-reading it for my university course I was struck by how, despite the simplistic prose I could still see and capture the spirit of what Roald Dahl created. As a result I think I could add this to a list of the modern fairy tales for the 20th Century and beyond. Think about it: it's a rags-to-riches story aimed at children where an impoverished ...more
This was wonderful. Quick read and full of wit and humor. I, surprisingly, remembered the Tim Burton film (which I saw a million years ago) while reading it and bits and pieces of the movie kept flashing in my mind. So, in a way I both saw the film and read the book yesterday.
Roald Dahl’s writing style is delightful and infectious. It pleased me, I can’t imagine what it does to children. His stories are perfect for reading at bed-time. I can’t wait to recite it to my cute little crazy nephews.
Second read: 2nd April, 2016. 3 stars.]
Read as part of the #InfiniteVariety2016 Reading Challenge based on the BBC's Big Read poll.
This is Roald Dahl's most famous book for one reason: it is his best. I haven't, strictly speaking, read all of his works as of yet (working on it man) but I have gleamed enough from his short and long stuff to really get to grips with the differences. This has that wonderful whimsical quality of his, blended with unique characters a ...more
ولمس اليد لمسناه
ألا نترك أولادنا يجلسون
أمام جهاز التليفزيون
فالأفضل لهذا الوسواس
ألا يدخل البيت من الأساس
أمام الشاشة ينسطلون
يسترخون ، يتمددون ويريلون
وتجحظ عيونهم حتى تقع
على الأرض دون وجع
يجلسون ويحدقون ويحدقون ويجلسون
حتى معناطيسياً ينومون
ويغرفون حتى الثمالة
مما يقدم لهم من حثالة
طبعاً هو يبقيهم هادئين
جامدين بلا حراك
بلا تسلق أو عراك
فتتفرغين للطبخ والتنظيف
ولكن فكرت ولو حين بما يفعل بهم هذا اللعين ؟
هو ينخر دماغهم حتى العظم ويقتل مخيلتهم فى الرحم
حسناً قد تقولين ممتاز إن نحن رمي ...more
Dahl's first published work, inspired by a meeting with C. S. Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya. Today the story is published as "A Piece of Cake". The story, about his wartime a ...more
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