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George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl
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Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003.

I'm a bit baffled as to why this particular book made it on to the list. I've not really heard about it and I had no preconceptions of it as I went in: just a few ideas of what a Dahl book is like. The whimsy is there, as is the imagination. The Horrible Person (or People in some cases) is there with their Horrible Traits and the Dahlian ending that I've come to expect but am still surprised by.

It's a good story and I'm sure a lot of children would be able to identify with George in many ways, concerning his parents and his Grandmother and his wickedly inventive ways. Personally I think I would have enjoyed every single Dahl book more-and perhaps loved a few-if I'd have read them when I was a child as I did The BFG, as I'm not finding them too great as an adult.

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Reading Progress

April 3, 2016 – Started Reading
April 3, 2016 – Shelved
April 3, 2016 – Finished Reading

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