Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Champion of the World

Stories from the New Yorker also included the original adult story on which - 'Danny the Champion of the World' is based by Roald Dahl. It must have seemed an odd choice for the New Yorker, a story about poaching in middle England in the 1940s. It has the same humour, the twist in the tale that Dahl's stories have but it is fresh and original and it doesn't have the strained seriousness that some of his other stort stories have. I found it a joy to read.

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