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George's Marvelous Medicine
Lately: Mann's "Magic Mountain", Dosty's "Crime and Punishment", halfway through Joyce's "Wake", Knausgard's 5th volume of "My Struggle", and just started Volume 5 of Proust's massive work. Nesbo's intense "Redeemer". Just to name a few summer reads. I deserved a break: this children's book fit the bill. George mixes a cocktail for his grouchy grandma and things go wrong. This Dahl book really doesn't need any prose: the illustrations (of grandma's head popping through the roof of the house, for example) are good enough and thorough enough to tell the story. A light, funny, children's work, great for a break from some rather heavy literature. And from an adult's point of view: "That's a cocktail I'll need tonight after watching the evening news (any evening news). And sometimes I wonder what, exactly, Dahl himself was mixing up when writing his books.
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September 20, 2017 – Started Reading
September 20, 2017 – Shelved
September 20, 2017 – Finished Reading