Dahl

Tanaquil2 at aol.com Tanaquil2 at aol.com
Mon Dec 13 15:07:55 EST 1999


I was thinking some more about Dahl....

I like his retellings of 'Little Red Riding Hood', and 'The Three Litttle 
Pigs' (in 'Revolting Rhymes').  But then I like Hillaire Belloc.  Nothing 
remotely Tiny Tim-ish about Red in these, even though she's rather helpless 
in the original (or at least the Grimm version.)  If anything, Dahl's Red is 
one tough cookie.

"The Bad Beginning" by Lemony Snicket has some real gems!  Especially the 
asides where the narrator stops to explain things.  Off to read the sequel 
now, "The Reptile Room."

Ta-ra for now
Max
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