"Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator" is the superb sequel to the ever-popular Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Charlie Bucket has won Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and is on his way to take possession of it. In a great glass elevator! But when the elevator makes a fearful whooshing noise, Charlie and his family find themselves ...Read More"Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator" is the superb sequel to the ever-popular Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Charlie Bucket has won Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and is on his way to take possession of it. In a great glass elevator! But when the elevator makes a fearful whooshing noise, Charlie and his family find themselves in splendid orbit around the Earth. A daring adventure has begun, with the one and only Mr Willy Wonka leading the way. "A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero". David Walliams Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990. Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.Read Less
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There's a reason why the sequel to Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory wasn't made into a major motion picture. There was no point to it. The first story was about how being a kind and caring person is often rewarded by others. A very noble sentiment if a trifle simplistic. Glass Elevator is a rambling series of nonsensical episode the reduces many of the supporting characters (particularly the Bucket family) from the supportive family member they were in the first story into selfish, greedy idiots.
The events of the story are surrealist in nature and are generally unrelated to one another. The writing insults the intelligence. If you don't mind reading bizarre stories with no sense of direction, and a bit of fierce political satire thrown in, then this book might be up your alley.
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