Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Top ten explosions in children's books

Rachel Hamilton studied at Oxford and Cambridge and has put her education to good use by working in an ad agency, a comprehensive school, a building site and a men’s prison. Her interests are books, films, stand-up comedy and cake, and she loves to make people laugh, especially when it’s intentional rather than accidental.

She is the author of The Case of the Exploding Loo and The Case of the Exploding Brains.

One of her top ten explosions in children's books, as shared at the Guardian:
Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett has created some of the wisest and funniest lines ever written. But my favourite of them all is his brilliant reference to the most important explosion of all. It is both the opening line of Lords and Ladies and the closing line of my top 10 list:

“In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded.”
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue