I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be
AKA the short story included at the end of special Waterstones copies of Broken Homes, which most of the RoL fandom don’t have access to. I happen to have a copy of that edition, and (seeing as how it’s impossible for the majority of the fandom to access it in any other way) have typed it all up below. Please enjoy, let me know if there are any typos, and note that I do not own copyright etc to the following:
So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.
Paper Dioramas of Road Dahl’s Childrens Fiction Covers | by Jayme McGowan
Jayme McGowan, a California-based artist has re-made some of Road Dahl’s most iconic children’s fiction covers using paper dioramas. Sweet! Here’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, Matilda, and James and the Giant Peach for you.
Road Dahl has been one of my favourite authors from young, and if you haven’t read any of his books yet, you simply must! His children’s fiction is great, and his adult fiction is even better! I think I almost died laughing reading Switch Bitch and Kiss Kiss. They’re a tad naughty, but very, very fun.