I knew that I have mentioned this book before on another post. However, when I was pondering what should I write in a response to the letter ‘B’ challenge from Frizztext, I knew I had to write about Boy by Roald Dahl.
I believe that this book had a significant impact on my reading habits. My aunt tried to nurture her niece and nephew (Me and my younger brother) to be book lovers. I’m always grateful towards my aunt and my father who’ve supported us with many interesting books. I’ve read a lot of Children’s literature translated from foreign languages to Thai, and one of my most favourite authors was Roald Dahl.
Even though ‘Boy’ wasn’t the first book from Roald Dahl that I read, it is still my most favourite one from him. I loved the way he portrayed his childhood life as he started from a brief story of his father, and its length couldn’t effect the loves and cares that his father provided for his own children.
A chronicle of his childhood through teenagers has been narrated in this book. He told about his pranks when he was a kid. That story about a dead rat and a candy shop was hilarious and I still remember it till today despite the fact that my first reading was more than 20 years ago. He also mentioned the punishment system in his schools which I think they was sort of cruel and I believe that he would have never faced it if he was a student in the present time.
Moreover, I adored the relationship between his mother and him. I think his mom was a wonderful and strong woman. Their connection could bring tears from my eyes. Warm and so much love.
Before writing this post, I re-read the book and I still enjoyed every single moment in it. It was a pleasure time that I could feel a piece of paper between my fingers and indulge in reading. It also reminded me of the time when I was a girl reading the story of a Boy.