Roald Dahl, one of my favourite writers!

Roald Dahl happens to be one of my favourite writer, as I have cherished most of his children fiction as well as adult stories. The funny thing is that I started reading his children stories only after I grew up. And I enjoyed each one of his stories. This just shows that there is still a kid in me. 🙂roald-dahl-415326873

Actually, I had seen the movie Matilda long before reading the story. I felt it was a good adaptation from Roald Dahl’s story. Though I would like to review the movie separately.

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The story of a wonderful little girl named Matilda was truly amazing! The sad thing is parents didn’t realize her immense talent. Luckily, her class teacher saw her gift and encouraged her.

Then the best fantasy story which is like the Alice in the wonderland, etc, is the BFG.

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I just loved the wonderful writing of Roald Dahl which brought out the magic of the BFG, which stands for Big Friendly Giant and the little girl. I was lost in their world while reading the story. I just loved this story.

Then the story that comes to my mind is Fantastic Mr. Fox. That was another wonderful story I liked very much.

7153-fitandcrop-890x500 The clever, but not cunning Mr.Fox not only helps his family, but his friends and their families fight against three men, who are hell bent in destroying their lives.

Then I just lost in the story “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”. This story had literally taken me to the wonderful life of Henry Sugar. I had to re-read the story to cherish its wonderfulness.

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The next story I loved most is Danny, the champion of the world.

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Once again, I was taken to the world of Danny. The wonderful relationship between Danny and his loving and caring father.

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The last but not the least is Esios Trot

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A cute little love story with a tortoise in the back drop was simply amazing.

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There are many other wonderful stories like James and the Giant Peach, Jack and the Beanstalk, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, George’s Marvellous Medicine, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. And the list goes on and on. Each one of the story written by Roald Dahl is refreshingly beautiful. They literally transform the reader to the magical world of fantasy stories. Stories that have wonderful heart and soul.

Roald Dahl is no doubt one of the best story tellers who has become immortal with his wonderful stories and writings.

 

 

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An evening with Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond had been one of my favourite writers since my childhood days. He was the inspiration for me to write. Last year, I wrote a story “The Bond”, which was my dedication to him. This story has been published in the book “Only men please” this year.

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As a child, I loved reading his short stories; which magically took me to those misty mountains and places of nature. I wished to meet him some day, even if it meant I had to travel as far as Missouri. It was my dream like Tom Hanks had in the movie “The Terminal”.

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I never thought that by becoming a member in the Crossword Book Shop, this dream would come true. I was surprised to see an email in my inbox saying “You are invited to meet Ruskin Bond on 21st Jan, at Crossword, Frazer Town, Bangalore”. I couldn’t believe what my eyes saw…I re-read again and felt very happy that finally my dream to meet my favourite writer in coming true!

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I told my wife about it and she was pleased to hear this too. We both reached the Crossword one hour before the book launch of “The Adventures of Rusty”. I bought four books of Mr.Bond. I wanted to take his autograph in one of these books.

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He finally arrived at 7 PM. The crowd stood up to give him a warm welcome. Two kids read poems written by him. He unveiled his book and also read some part of the book. It was the story “Monkey Trouble”. After that, he took some questions from the audience and answered them mixed with humour.

Later, he started signing autographs for his fans. We stood in a long queue. When my turn came, I wanted to say something to him and I said, “You are my inspiration to write.”

He smiled and replied “Thank You” and signed on my book.

This was one of the most memorable evenings of my life!