Sunday, February 12, 2012

2nd book: The BFG

Have you ever eaten any human bean or went flushbunking to any part of the globe?

Now, this question almost don't make sense to us, but to a giant, trust me, it does. These are few of the strange vocabulary I picked up while reading "The BFG" (Big Friendly Giant).

I must commend Roald Dahl for his very creative output. He was able to stand the pain of seeing constant grammar typos in his work. Maybe this is where the 'Lord of the Rings' scriptwriter got the idea for Golum's language. lol.

Kidding aside, the story was cleverly written. It is a children's book but if you look closely, you'll see it's more than that. It talks about friendship, freewill, courage, and overcoming fear.

Plot: Sophie just happened to look outside her window at the witching hour, the time at dawn when everything is as still as death, the time when the streets are all empty, or supposed to be empty. But then, she saw it, that black shadowy gigantic figure roaming around the streets. She knows she's supposed to hide, but it saw her and now it's too late. Not letting anyone know its secret, it decided to take her with it for good. The good thing is he's not like any other giant you know.While other giants enjoy flushbunking around the globe guzzling up unfortunate human beans, the nice and jumbly BFG is out there blowing good dreams to little children.

Here are the memorable messages I encountered:

"Just because we happen not to have actually seen something with our own two little winkles, we think it is not existing." - The BFG to Sophie

"Do not forget, that human beans is disappearing everywhere all the time even without the giants is guzzling them up... Human beans is killing each other much quicker than the giants is doing it."  - The BFG to Sophie

"Human beans is the only animals that is killing their own kind."  - The BFG to Sophie

"Everybody is making his own rules to suit himself."  - The BFG to Sophie

"The matter with human beans is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles."  - The BFG to Sophie

"Dreams is very mystical things. Human beans is not understanding them at all. Not even their brainiest prossefors is understanding them."  - The BFG to Sophie

"Everything alive needs food of some sort. Even trees and plants." - Sophie to the BFG

"Do something!" - Sophie to the BFG

"What a clever fellow you are. You are not very well educated but you are really nobody's fool, I can see that." -the queen to the BFG

Next in line: The alchemist- I guess it's time to read this again, and refresh the idea about personal legend.


  1. Sadly, I've only read one Road Dahl book and that was back in high school. Since then, I've preoccupied myself with crime and suspense books. Maybe it's about time I read another Dahl book. I think I'll read this one. Can I borrow it? hehehe. Pretty please?

  2. It's actually Asley's, but I already got her permission. hehe. I'll lend it the next time we meet.

    Reading a Dahl book would be worth it. :)


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