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Blimey, That was Unexpected!
A silly little review of Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected
I grew up on Roald Dahl. With food, drink and oxygen I also had a brief flirtation, but the stories of Roald Dahl were my true love. I marvelled at the fantastic effects of George's marvellous medicine, cheered for the fantastic Mr. Fox, and got a bit unnerved by The Witches (although this was owing more to the protagonist's creepy grandmother than the villains of the story).
Imagine my delight, then, upon receiving Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected as a birthday present. A two-hundred and eighty-ish page collection of charming short fiction from one of my favourite… Read more
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Watch Out, Here Comes Another Gritty, Graphically Depicted Occurrence!
A review of 'The Kite Runner'
By Kurt Wood
It's hard to find anything but praise for the Kite Runner, judging by the majority of reviews. Purported as a story of redemption and self-sacrifice, the book's ostensible depth and gritty representation of Afghanistan gives it an air of intelligence and meaning.
The main character of the Kite Runner is a boy named Amir. He's flawed, intelligent, conflicted, and irritating. As Hosseini details these flaws, it becomes increasingly evidently that a very deliberate attempt has been made to create a well-crafted, imperfect character. This,… Read more