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The Twits by Roald Dahl
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May 03, 2011

really liked it
Read in April, 2011

The Twits is a very brief but entertaining story about two people who are so revolting, so stupid, and so mean to each other and to everyone else, that when they get their punishment in the end - and, because it's Dahl, you can certainly count on that to happen - you have to cheer. The two characters actually have the last name of "Twit," and although they are married, they have no love for each other. In fact, they spend their days pulling cruel pranks on each other - worms in the spaghetti, a frog in the bed, adding tiny bits of wood to a stool to make it seem as if the person sitting on it is shrinking... On top of that, the husband enjoys spreading glue on a tree and capturing birds, which he then puts into pies. And the Twits have caged monkeys, which are forced, every day, to stand on their heads for as long as the Twits please. The monkeys are not stupid, however - if anything, they are many times smarter than the Twits. One day, the monkeys decide that enough is enough. They want revenge. And they get it. How? You'll have to read the book!

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