The link above is to a really great article about just how big a bastard Roald Dahl really was (hint: HUGE!).
Here is an article where my favoritest book in all of children’s literature is described thusly:
"A novel about a pedophilic monster who abducts a young girl and forces her to stare at the phalluses of larger giants"
And still, the awe-struck wonder that I feel towards Roald Dahl’s children’s books remains unaffected. I have no doubts that he was a royal prick, but it just doesn’t matter.