Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is scrumdiddlyumptious and satisfyingly gross

There’s also something weirdly liberating about the sight of Oompa Loompas toting knives.

You only have to recall how poor James’s parents get devoured by a
bizarrely carnivorous rhinoceros in James and the Giant Peach to
know that a big and rambunctious nasty streak runs through Roald Dahl’s
writing. And it continues into his Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where Augustus Gloop disappears
into a chocolate river, Violet Beauregarde turns into a blueberry, Mike
Teavee becomes miniaturized, and Veruca Salt-well, let’s not talk about
what happens to Veruca Salt.…

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