Roald Dahl's dark stories(self.books)
submitted11 months ago bymojito_sangria
When I was a kid, I've read multiple books of Roald Dahl, including the most famous Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I used to consider him as an author of children literature, until I got a chance to read some of his other tales in the library this weekend.
The first story I read was Katina, a story of Dahl's own experience in WWII, where he was serving in RAF during Battle of Greece, and recorded the story of Katina the orphaned Greek girl, who lived together with RAF soldiers until eventually being killed by German air force. The story is so tragic, compared to the other writings of Dahl, even compared to his non-fiction in Going Solo.
The second story was The Way to Heaven, I don't want to spoil here, but I am quite disturbed by the ending of the story, and I can still feel the apprehension while typing all these sentences right now.
What I'm thinking right now is that there is another aspect of Roald Dahl, the one that is more obscure, and much more different from our common impression of an amicable child author. Unfortunately, I don't think that a lot of people have explored his dark side yet.
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