"The Surgeon", "Playboy" (USA), January 1988, p. 74-76+209-217.
1 Biographical Movie |
4 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
1 Interview |
6 Articles |
6' 6" (1.98 m)
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[1988 interview with Todd McCormack] When you're writing a book, with people in it as opposed to animals, it is no good having people who are ordinary, because they are not going to interest your readers at all. Every writer in the world has to use the characters that have something interesting about them and this is even more true in children's books. I find that the only way to make my ...
Fellow author Neil Gaiman
has been likened to a Dahl for his generation, because they both wrote dark fantasies as if they were true, and they shared the ability to remind a reader of what it was like to be a child.
Orphans; James from James and the Giant Peach, the main character from The Witches and Sophie from The BFG.