I'm just reading the book for my book group, and I have to say that I'm even more impressed with the new Tim Burton movie. A lot of the dialogue in the movie is directly from the book. They did a great job adapting Dahl's fun little book into a clever little movie. I've read the book before, of course, and have to recommend it to everyone. Also, anything else by Roald Dahl, who was a wonderful, witty writer. "Lamb to the Slaughter" is a fabulous short story, and "Boy", his childhood autobiography, is fascinating.