F A N T A S T I C M R F O X
My Rating : 5/5
My Review :
This was my first read ever of Fantastic Mr Fox and to be honest I don’t think I would be in a rush to read it again. While the story contains a certain amount of charm and is a classic Dahl story it just didn’t interest me that much.
Boggis, Bunce and Bean are three of the meanest farmers the world has ever seen however they have one thing that binds them altogether and that is their hatred for Mr Fox. Mr Fox however is determined not to be caught by this measly trio so he hatches a plan to feed not only himself and his family but other animals who have been affected by the trio’s actions.
Roald Dahl’s characters whether good or bad are always captivating. The three farmers all equally mean but also unique in their meanest to the next was interesting. I enjoyed it when they would try and plot together.
Even though I gave the book a rating of 5/5 mainly due to the characterisation of the farmers and the coming together of the plot at the end, this book really did nothing for me. The problem is that Mr Fox is not as fantastic as originally promised in the title. Maybe I was just too old for a first reading. If I had read it as a child I may have had a different opinion.