The BFG by Roald Dahl


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It’s a wonderful novel, and it does not lose its wonder after twenty years from the first read. The main characters are the Big Friendly Giant, who talks funny and who’s able to let children have marvelous dreams, and Sophia, a young girl who meets the BFG during the witching hour.

He is the only good giant, the other nine are monsters who want to eat human flesh: the BFG and Sophia will have to plain something to make them inoffensive.

The novel is full of inventions and wonders (and the illustrations by Quentin Blake) and, as other novels by the author, contains horrific elements: the giants are terrible creatures and Sophia could be eaten if found by them.

The narration is fluid and fun, both for the mess the BFG makes when talking (left or right?), both for the numerous plays on words and their meaning. I have to praise the Italian translation so good to have transposed each wordplay and the giants name.

* The BFG by Roald Dahl ★★★★★

*I read this book in italian & english


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