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Book Title: Awful Auntie|
The author of the book: David Walliams
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 344 KB
Date of issue: September 25th 2014
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Read full description of the books Awful Auntie:I will admit that I have been biased against David Walliams purely because he (appeared) to get a free pass into writing books by virtue of being a famous TV personality.
This book was a step up from Mr Stink and I can't deny that it's very good. I read it to Celyn and she asked that I give it 5*. Personally I would deduct 1* and here's why:
Someone bought Celyn this book in hardcover. It looks to be if not a fat book then at least not slender. Inside along with a font large enough to be seen from space, and frequent illustrations (no bad thing, though Celyn can't see them) there is one tactic used over and over to pad the thing out.
Walliams makes lists:
i) these lists are only mildy amusing
ii) and they get old fast
iii) each item is accompanied by an illustration
iv) and it soon becomes clear they their only real purpose is to swallow up pages.
Apart from that I have no complaints. It's quite a brutal book in the Roald Dahl vein with multiple murders, some quite grisly. It is genuinely funny, genuinely interesting, and at the last, genuinely touching.
The plot is quite twisty, the setting fun, the three or four characters entertaining. I have to concede that whilst Walliams's fame is undoubtedly an asset he writes a fine children's book and could very likely have got on the shelves without help. Plus, let's be real here, the 'help' he got is also dependent on his talents, just other talents. The over-talented bastard!
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Read information about the authorDavid Walliams is an actor and writer best known for his work with Matt Lucas in the multi-award-winning sketch show Little Britain. His debut children's novel, The Boy in the Dress, was published in 2008 to unanimous critical acclaim and he has since developed a reputation as a natural successor to Roald Dahl.
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