Oct 8, 2010 8:00 AM
Who among us hasn't seen and read Charlie and The Chocolate Factory... oh, a million times? Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl ($20) is a most intimate and in-depth portrait of the master behind Charlie and Matilda. We are introduced to Dahl's eccentricities, his insecurities and most importantly, his fascinating life. Author Donald Sturrock had the pleasure of interviewing Dahl throughout his life and was given access to his papers following his death. As with most successes, Dahl faced severe depression and feeling like an outsider, despite living the high life of celebrity and wealth. A read will no doubt have you digging through your childhood books for a refreshed reading of James and the Giant Peach.