This book is an absolute delight. Obviously written for the kids, reading Winnie The Pooh as a fully grown adult brought back so many memories and feelings of complete and utter joy that it was like you had relapsed completely back into childhood.
Some stories were silly, some were brilliant but the star of the show was of course the best bear in the world, the most lovable, huggable, adorable, sweetest, most innocent bear ever brought into existence. It all came to a head for me when Pooh came up with the idea to save Piglet from a horribly wet encounter in the driving rain and so I defy any good hearted soul to read this story and not get emotional.
At one point the stories bordered on comic farce - in a good way, of course - and all but one of the characters are an absolute joy. Of course, we don't dislike Eeyore - but you kind of have to feel sorry for the silly donkey. But maybe that is the donkey's plot in life - to exist in a state of permanent dismay. Having never been a donkey myself, I can't say. But what I can say is that WINNIE THE POOH, Christopher Robin and the entire population of the HUNDRED ACRE WOOD is a landmark of western literature and should be placed alongside the great works of Tolkien, Asimov , George RR Martin and even Jordan, and so thanks must go to the brilliant A A Milne for having the intellectual foresight of creation, and also thanks be to Amazon for making such an awesome reading experience available at such a low price.