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Espresso Recommendations

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Contents: 901 recs in 208 fandoms; 64 links

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Chocolate Factory by Ignipes

'He was standing at the edge of a tremendous cavern, a sweeping valley -- there was no better word for it -- bigger than a dozen Quidditch pitches, sloping down toward a dark, dry riverbed at the bottom. A skeletal forest of charred, spindly trees lined the riverbanks, with not a single leaf among them.' Evocative descriptive writing and a most intriguing premise mark this memorable crossover (HP/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

[Added 26/04/2007; Drama; 6000-20,000; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Crossover]

A Life Worth Living by Slow Mercury

'Andrew Young in third grade once used a pack of this very gum to blow a bubble big enough to land on when he jumped out a second storey window and escaped from Crunchem Hall.' Inventive character study which cleverly undermines the moral of the original

[Added 15/02/2011; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory]

Ordinary Chocolate by Minerva McTabby

'Wonka's hat flew off. His hair streamed upward in whirling Medusa-locks. He opened his eyes to see a hundred gleaming pipes grow to web the ceiling, announcing their birth in a grating whine.' Minerva does a wonderful job of realising the exuberant magic of the factory in this story set after the Burton film

[Added 21/01/2011; Drama; 1000-2500; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory]