I’d like you to participate in our school library activity this Christmas season. You just need to follow the instructions on the library blog. Enjoy writing about your dearest memories and share them with us!
Last Friday we learnt how to write posts on a Padlet – a virtual board- and you started to share some of your experiences with your mates. I asked you to write about things you’ve done and/or you haven’t done in your lives yet. Some of you have already participated in this activity, but if you haven’t, you can still take part; you just need to click on the image below and follow the instructions there.
Today, I’m going to talk about a book by Rohal Dahl. The book is called “Man from the South and other stories.” It’s not a novel book or something like that; the book tells seven stories. Each story is different and independent from the other ones.
I highly recommend this book to everyone, but specially to those ones who are studying English; it’ll help you to have a richer vocabulary – at least, it’s happened to me- and it isn’t too hard to read either.
Let’s talk about the stories now: one of the characteristics of the book is its way to amaze people: while you’re reading it, you may have the slightest idea of the possible ending, but then, the last thing that could ever cross you mind, happens. For example (excuse the spoiler), but, the “Pig” story’s ending.God, that’s a big example. How could we ever imagine that the starring character after his aunt’s death, would end up dying like a pig? (Literally!) Or the first story! When the guys begin to bet about the light, and that fingerless woman appears… that was totally unexpected! Those are just a few examples of how speechless the endings can leave you. (Everything’s not what it seems!) I also noticed how common crimes, deaths and tricks are.
In conclusion: here you have a few misterious stories to have a good time while practicing your English. And, if you take my advice and decide to read the book, I’ll ask for something in advance: be suspicious about everything and don’t ever expect it to end in a normal way. Enjoy the reading!
In my opinion the seven stories have in common the surprising argument. I felt absolutely socked and delighted with the main people who suffer sometimes and others they are about to suffer incredible risks. I agree with the article, all of the stories are brilliantly funny and unforgettable and have a message for us too.
Firstly, I thought that the book should be about one only story but all the caracters were feeling the same. They felt sometimes disappointed (such as the wife of the man who bet with an american her wife’s car or Bill when he discovered that the landlady had stuffed all her guests, so obviously she wasn’t friendly, as he had thought) and others felt miserable or terrified, like the boy that has been killed by the snike, or the petrol station workers when the pheasants that they had proached, went out of the pram, besacuse the slleping pills had stopped producing their drug effect.
Secondly, I’ve liked this book because of the message that I’ve found at the end of the stories.