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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-05-10 06:44 pm

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[personal profile] randomdrops 2017-05-11 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
I've never tried to read his books as an adult, but I have fond memories of reading quite a few of them as a kid.

Actually, it started with my 5th and 6th grade teacher. Roald Dahl was her favorite author, and she would occasionally sit and have reading time where she'd read to the class aloud. I loved those times. During that period I was on medication that made reading incredibly difficult (specifically, reading comprehension and focus) and I remember just finding such joy in being able to listen to the stories I wanted to read but couldn't seem to. And I remember finding them so peculiar and funny and delightful. I loved that teacher and those moments so much they eventually inspired me to try reading more the next year, and I was so proud when I finally made it all the way through Matilda on my own.

All that being said, I imagine that if you were to only read them as an adult they'd not have the same magic. It seems to be a pretty age specific kind of humor and bizarre fantasy in his stories.

I have read Eva Ibbotson and enjoyed them as well, they just don't have the same emotional connection.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-11 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
That's a really sweet story! I'm glad you had such an inspiring teacher!