The Friday 56 is a bookish meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Link up at Freda’s site
Today’s sentence comes from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
“Slowly but surely, everybody in the house began to starve.”
Not a line one would expect from a book like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is it?
I haven’t seen either movie, because I need to read the book first. Great teaser.
I saw the movie first. The book and the movie are a bit different. The book is actually a bit shorter than the movie.
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hi! i’m a friday 56 gal too 🙂 i love roald dahl – children’s books with an edge! 🙂
“Children’s book with an edge” – that’s a very correct observation about Roald Dahl’s children’s books.
sad sentence. love this story though i haven’t actually read it. know it from the two movie versions.
I have only seen the Johny Depp version of the book which was great. The book is pretty good. You may want to try it out. 🙂
Yay for Charlie & the Chocolate Factory! Haven’t read this since I read it with my son…years ago.
Here’s mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/07/friday-memes_15.html
This is the first Roald Dahl juvenile fiction I have read. I missed out on reading his books as a child. I am trying to catch up on them now.
LOVE this book! Thanks for participating!
I liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I’m sure I’d read more of Dahl’s juvenile lit books.