Saturday, August 18, 2012

Review: Matilda

Matilda by Roald Dahl

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Matilda is a child genius who uses her extra mental powers to right a wrong for her favorite teacher.

Dahl's portrayal of authority figures is atypical for him. I think that besides Dahl growing up when he did and the experiences he had, he is simply able to tap into a child's mind and see the world through their eyes.

Adults are nigh unto gods, in many respects, to most kids, like Greco-Roman gods. And Dahl understands, captures, portrays and satirizes that relationship.

And we get a funny yarn out of it all :D

View all my reviews

No comments:

Post a Comment