Quidnunc (kneeshooter) wrote,

Chocolate (reprise) - Roald Dahl to JG Ballard by way of George Orwell

I've remembered the other things I thought of during Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The first was "mmm, I could really murder a Mars Bar right now" - which should have been predicted - but the fact it wasn't meant that I did not have one to hand, so got over it before breaking the massive two weeks of chocolate denial.

The second was a reminder of reading 1984. I found the most moving part of the book was Winston telling of how he'd stolen his little sister's chocolate ration. It made me feel physically ill at the time and I don't think I raided the cupboards for illicit treats for days. I don't often get reactions like that from books though - the only thing similar I can recall was reading Crash by JG Ballard. I really didn't like it - not in the sense that I didn't want to read the book because it was dull or badly written (that happens very rarely), but that I found some of the imagery quite vivd and disturbing. Anyone seen the film and care to comment on whether it's worth a look?

Enough wibblings. There's a danger I'm getting back into this LJ habit.

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