Re-Reading Roald

What makes Dahl’s books so special?

Leo Cookman
17 min readJan 29, 2024

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In 2023 I decided to return to my childhood and reread (or read for the first time in some cases) Roald Dahl’s children’s books. Without knowing it, I struck the zeitgeist, as 2023 was a big year for the Dahl brand, for both good and ill. I’ve discussed all that in a previous article but after reading them all, I knew I wanted to talk about what I found in these books…

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Leo Cookman

Peripatetic Writer. “Time’s Lie” out now from Zero Books.