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When I was younger, I used to be a huge fan of Roald Dahl, although I could never for the life of me spell his name right. Each of his books has such an imaginitive yet realistic quality to it, you cannot help but wonder if the stories are real or not. Within George's Marvellous Medicine, we see the main character of George collected ingredients to use for a revenge potion to be replaced with the one which his Grandmother will drink. What George hopes to achieve I am not entirely sure, it could well be that George is a serial killer, and is simply trying to top-off his old Gran to get her will, or something of the sort. We learn soon off that George's Gran is not in fact a nice, kind, granny, but rather more the cruel, evil sort that you don't come across very often. The story continues with Georges Gran growing to absurd heights, and George feeding as many of the animals around the farm as he can with the special 'medicine', so that the farm will be able to earn more money.
However, there is a twist in the story, for George cannot remember what he placed in the potion, and so he cannot repeat it, or change it to make his Gran smaller again. When George and his father finally do come up with another 'medicine' it shrinks his Gran to tiny sizes, and the rest as they say, is history.
From what the story shows, the book is aimed at the younger years, and most of Roald Dahl books are. The book was specifically written to entertain the reader, as well as entertaining adults who may read the book too, with some off-the-cuff humor that most children would not pick up on.
Overall, this is a fabulous read from an even more fabulous author, and I would recommend further reading of his works if you enjoy them.