- File Size: 101 KB
- Print Length: 13 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Exciting Press (December 16, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 16, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AP9CRFC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,967,369 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Peppermint Breath: A Short Story Kindle Edition
|Length: 13 pages|
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― Roald Dahl
This short story's strength lies in its viewpoint: though it is a first-person narrative, the boy telling the story is not old enough yet to understand what we can with the information he gives us, so he's left to imagine wonderful and magic explanations where we clearly see the sad truth.
This boy's interest in fiction, especially vampire stories, can be read as a manifestation of an intense imagination. Or as a desire to escape reality, which would mean he's not as naive as he looks and understands much more than he pretends to.
In a few pages, Lastrapes's universe is there. It mixes childhood dreams with grown-ups' deceptive and disappointing behaviour, fiction and reality, violence and warmth. And it puts the art of writing in the middle of it all: just like the main character, authors interpret reality the way they want, even when they know reality's different.