- Author Roald Dahl
Ah, how I love this book. I’m a fan of Roald Dahl’s anyway, but this is one that I really enjoy. The story is simple and charming enough, and it’s always nice to know that the Sophie character is based on a real life little girl, but the joy in this book for me is the language.
Wonderful, slippery, backwards and upside down, the BFG’s apparent lack of education actually creates some brilliant words, sentences and phrases, turning everything you know about English on its head. I love the way he muddles up almost every sentence, and yet they all make perfect sense, sometimes more than they would have otherwise!
A classic children’s book, not a taxing read, instead a joy to meander through.