British publisher Puffin Books, a division of Penguin Random House, has recently released new editions of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s books, including “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Matilda,” with certain passages relating to weight, mental health, gender, and race altered.
Books have been a crucial part of human civilization for thousands of years, providing a way to preserve and transmit knowledge and ideas over time. With the advent of digital technology, books have evolved into multiple formats, including e-books, audio books, and other digital media. Despite these changes, books remain a popular and enduring medium, providing a wealth of knowledge and enjoyment to people of all ages.
I have written posts about several of my favourite books below.
1984 by George Orwell is a dystopian novel that was published in 1949. The book is set in a future society where the government exercises complete control over its citizens through widespread physical and digital surveillance, propaganda, and manipulation of information. A warning about the dangers of totalitarianism and the consequences of unchecked government power.
While most of the literature I read is technical documentation, DON’T PANIC – my favourite series of books is none other than Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.