Suggested Reading: Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes

Since the new movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has recently come out, I thought I'd suggest another gem from Dahl that may not be as well known.


Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes is a compliation of various classic and familiar fairy tales, re-imagined and re-interpreted by Dahl. This is pointedly not for children, but very entertaining for adults. Particularly sick and twisted adults.


Boy and Going Solo comprise the two part autobiography of Roald Dahl. While perhaps not quite as fantastic as the voyages of his fictional characters, Dahl lived quite a life himself. Learn of his childhood mishaps, his job working in Africa prior to World War II, and then his career as a pilot in the British Royal Air Force during the war. If you're a fan of his works of fiction, you'll certainly appreciate the story behind the author. And even if you aren't fond of his childrens' literature, his personal story rivals the autobiographies of most others.