My Year

My Year By Roald Dahl Quentin Blake, My Year The author combines reminiscences of his early years with month by month reflections on the changing seasons
  • Title: My Year
  • Author: Roald Dahl Quentin Blake
  • ISBN: 9780670853977
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover
  • My Year By Roald Dahl Quentin Blake, The author combines reminiscences of his early years with month by month reflections on the changing seasons.
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    1. Roald Dahl Quentin Blake

      Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940 s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world s bestselling authors.Dahl s first published work, inspired by a meeting with C S Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake The story, about his wartime adventures, was bought by the Saturday Evening Post for 900, and propelled him into a career as a writer Its title was inspired by a highly inaccurate and sensationalized article about the crash that blinded him, which claimed he had been shot down instead of simply having to land because of low fuel.His first children s book was The Gremlins, about mischievous little creatures that were part of RAF folklore The book was commissioned by Walt Disney for a film that was never made, and published in 1943 Dahl went on to create some of the best loved children s stories of the 20th century, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.He also had a successful parallel career as the writer of macabre adult short stories, usually with a dark sense of humour and a surprise ending Many were originally written for American magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Harper s, Playboy and The New Yorker, then subsequently collected by Dahl into anthologies, gaining world wide acclaim Dahl wrote than 60 short stories and they have appeared in numerous collections, some only being published in book form after his death His stories also brought him three Edgar Awards in 1954, for the collection Someone Like You in 1959, for the story The Landlady and in 1980, for the episode of Tales of the Unexpected based on Skin.

    816 thoughts on “My Year”

    1. This is the Bob Ross of booksNo plot, the story line just meanders from one month to another.Yet, when you step back, you realize all the pieces fit into place and you re left with a really pleasing short novel I absolutely loved this This book was so refreshing It takes all of the charming parts fromBoy Tales of Childhood while avoiding the traumatic, squeamish bits and combines it with fun seasonal trivia Dahl projects a generalized calmness and genuine love for the little critters throughout [...]

    2. rosadoRead by Ian Holm Length 1 hour, 4 minutesUNABRIDGED AudiobookBlurb Roald Dahl had an abiding love for and interest in nature He kept notes about the habits of moles and foxes, the colour and song of birds and the different flowers, plants and berries that blossomed in the countryside around his home, Gipsy House, throughout the year In the last year of his life he worked on a diary But what was originally intended to be a few lines turned into a memorable account of the passing year Remini [...]

    3. If you don t know this book by Roald Dahl, you should find it and read It s a great start to the year, would be a sweet read aloud if you have the audience, and might serve as a mentor text for personal writing In it, Dahl speaks to us readers and it s rather like a nice conversation He shares his thought about each month, and observations both inside and out His love of nature lies at the forefront Dahl names January a miserable month and if he had his way, he d eliminate it from the calendar a [...]

    4. My favorite Roald Dahl book, also was his final This book was written in the last full year of his life He observes nature and reflects on his childhood and his time in the military I must have read this ten times in my life, and I probably will read it again This book was the perfect one to end with.

    5. What can you expect from Roald Dahl but a wonderful reading experience When he s writing for adults there s always something uniquely bizarre about his stories When he s writing for children you always get to smile and then laugh out loud and importantly you re filled with a sense of wonder and surprise My Year is autobiographical, a sort of diary about the 12 months of the year, the passing seasons and what nature has to offer for those, who like Roald Dahl, have lived in the countryside He s [...]

    6. Fue toda una sorpresa encontrarme con esta peque a joya Roald Dahl es un autor que sin duda sabe como hacer que su lector se entregue totalmente a su alma de ni o Este libro habla de c mo el a o cambia en cada mes y qu nuevas sorpresas trae la naturaleza Incluso yo, que soy distante al campo y a las actividades fuera de casa, record m s de una de las sensaciones que Dahl describe en su libro.

    7. Another entry from Roald Dahl s series of autobiographical works My Year lets the reader get a month by month look into Dahl s observations about life throughout the year Fantastically written an extremely quick read, I recommend this book to any fan of Dahl s work.

    8. It was very beautiful you deeply realize and feel joyful of the beauties of nature you learn to joy from nature It s a sweet book

    9. I ve wanted to read this for years, but I could never find a copy Luckily libraries are our best friends There are a couple excerpts I d loved in The Roald Dahl Treasury, but those were the rollicking bits about riding his motorcycle incognito through the town of his boarding school, inventing a contraption that dumps water on unsuspecting passersby, etc Most of the book consists of quiet, thoughtful reminisces of his life and observations of birds, bird eggs, rocks, and the landscape around hi [...]

    10. Mr Dahl wouldn t care if I liked or hated his book because he s not with us any.But I enjoyed this non fiction work He describes natural phenomena that occur throughout the year in a way that I didn t find it boring, and his descriptions of his early adult years made it fascinating Firstly because I think twentysomethings today are so different, and secondly because he seemed to have matured so much easily than our coddled generation He went on a trip with minimal planning on his own when he wa [...]

    11. Everyone should get this book and read it as soon as possible and then go forward alive and aware of everything around you and live fully AND JOURNAL In my opinion, it is that good A small volume that is so packed full of sweet thoughts and wisdom that I cannot even offer any quotations, I would simply have to transpose the entire book here You need this book I m going to go and read it again.

    12. Roald Dahl is my literary hero, but this book was released as the Roald Dahl Diary in 1992 It s exactly the same but without the blank diary entries and quotes from his books, so I cannot give this a good review as much as I want to What Dahl has written is interesting and funny so if you haven t read or bought the previous version then it s worth a go otherwise avoid.

    13. I m really glad I listened to this one instead of read it traditionally I think the print version would ve bored me a bit, but the audio brought out the personality of Dahl recounting the special facets of each month It was truly enjoyable and quick The Audible version is just over an hour and normal speed and mixes Dahl s childhood storytelling with his love and knowledge of nature.

    14. Simple Sweet Everything charming and interesting and unique that we have come to expect from Roald Dahl I love his philosophy on Christmas cards, learned that I need to taste wild things, and the excitement we all crave is just outside the door in a field or glen A delicious read.

    15. On the weekends I see groups of enthusiastic botanists from London hunting for rare specimens They walk slowly up the lane peering into the banks and calling to one another when they find something interesting I like these people I like enthusiasts of any kind 53 October

    16. A collection of observations, anecdotes and reminiscences by Roald Dahl, sorted into 12 chapters according to the months of the year Burrowing Badgers, Nesting Nuthatches and Conkers take the reader through childhood and adulthood Fairly interesting and fun to read

    17. This is a beautiful book Roald Dahl s last written work I believe is a meditation on the seasons and his daily life A quick read with great illustrations.

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