book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Even though I read the sequel when I was a child, I’d never actually read the more famous prequel. As it turns out, it probably only takes about an hour to read in its entirety – it’s a very short, dark, child-friendly tale, hard to read without hearing the songs and picturing the visuals of the film.

Dahl rants against TV in a long poem (sung by the Oompa-Loompas) in a way that is even more poignant in the age of constant internet distraction. Recommended.

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