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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

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Charlie and Willy Wonka are back, this time in a fantastic journey to outer space in their glass elevator.

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3rd August '18
I read it to CassidyDenness aged 8 aged 8
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator 9780140371550
3 stars
Ahhhhh! that age old problem of sequels, they are never as good as the original story, not even Roald Dahl is able to break that problem.

In the great glass elevator Dahl attempts to write a Sci-Fi story, I think it is the first time he has done that and for me his story telling doesn't work as well up in space. Down on Earth you can believe in giants and chocolate factories using slave labour and also a kid travelling on a flying giant peach, because all of that is just fantasy. But once you start bringing Sci-Fi into the story you have to make things a bit more believable and Dahl doesn't do that. This breaks the magic and you realise just how annoying his characters are and how silly the plot is....honestly, imagine America voting in a silly, immature President.

Still, Dahl has written so many amazing stories I'm sure he is allowed one hiccup.
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