Roald Dahl is best known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach.

My daughter is a huge fan of Roald Dahl. She has several of his books, not the whole collection.

I actually think some of his themes, especially the short stories for adults, are a little twisted.

If you have not read other Roald Dahl’s books, at least read the short story of The Wonder Story of Henry Sugar.

I don’t know how to explain this story to do it justice.

It illustrates something about the meaning of life, the vanity of riches, the disgust of a selfish wasted life – all that in a simple story of Henry Sugar written so a 2nd grader can read and understand it – truly a great story.

2 Responses to “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”

  1. eugenia Says:

    For some reason, the only thing I can remember is the boy and the turtle, and looking into a candle flame.. i really need to read this book again..

  2. Joyful Says:

    Yes, the candle flame! Just read Henry Sugar. Lucky Break was inspirational. The other stories are so-so.