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I'm a student, so I don't have nearly as much time for leisure reading as I'd like. If I manage to read an entire course book instead of just the assigned chapters, I'll review that here, too.

The Witches Edition: Reprint

The Witches - Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake A thoroughly strange experience, and not just because I read it in Swedish (Häxorna).

First of all, it's a children's book about a global cult of child-murdering demons.

Secondly, the hero is surprisingly gleeful about murdering them right back.

Thirdly, it finishes on a heartbreaking kind of a pyrrhic victory, except that to the hero and his grandmother, there's nothing pyrrhic about it - it's exactly the happiest ending they could have had.

And it ends on a joyously hatched plot of intercontinental racial eradication.

How am I supposed to feel now? Help.