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Friday, September 13, 2013

READERS POLL: What Is Roald Dahl's Best Book?

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 10:44 AM

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Today is Roald Dahl's birthday. The Norwegian/English writer would have been 97 years old today if he had lived, and while his best legacy is his collection of wonderful—truly wonderful—books for children, he's gained notoriety since his death for the more, um, adult aspects of his action-packed life. Nevertheless, I bet there isn't a single person reading this who hasn't read, or had read to them, at least one of Dahl's books.

Today seems some sort of unofficial, internet-wide Roald Dahl Day, so let's take this opportunity to argue about which of his many great books is his best. I won't tell you my personal favorite just yet (it's not Matilda), but there's lots of room for discussion in the comments. To the poll! I've left off some of his lesser works—The Magic Finger, The Twits—but hopefully your favorite should be on there.

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