David Walliams is one of the most successful British writers of all time. He has sold more than 37 million copies worldwide and has made millions from his work. So, there must be something of worth there, right? After reading Slime I have to wonder just what it is that so many people see in his books. To compare his writing to Roald Dahl is ridiculous. This book was nothing more than a puerile and repetitive book that doesn’t really have much of a plot. It just seemed like a desperate attempt to cash in on the slime trend that has been dominant for a few years now.
I’m still being pretty rubbish when it comes to reading but I have at least finished something this week. It took me late into last night to do it so I’ve been a zombie at work. A massive shame considering that I’ve had to sit and listen to a man talk about Google Analytics all day. It was a useful webinar for my course but, when my eyes were having difficulty staying open, I probably didn’t take in as much as I should. Still, I got through it and had a play with some metrics. What more could I ask for? Okay, sleep but who needs sleep when there are books to read. Even if those books are supposed to be for children. I’ve always been curious about what David Walliams would be like a writer. I was the right age to love Little Britain when that came out even if it now seems a bit dodgy in place. So, I have a bit of trouble fitting that side of him with his authorial side. Still, he has the silliness necessary for a winning children’s writer I guess. But calling him the natural successor to Roald Dahl seems like a bold claim. Could it possibly be true?