I'm currently reading J.M. Barrie's unabridged Peter Pan, having realized after doodling this, that I've never actually read the book. Strange, but true. The storytelling voice Barrie uses to address the child listener is full of tangents and stream of consciousness. It's similar to how a kid may tell a story, but with the slyness of knowing what will happen next.
So far, I've learned that the crocodile that hunts Captain Hook is actually female, and that all the pirate dialog is playfully violent. Smee, for instance, has a cutlass named Johnny Corkscrew, so named because he likes to twist it in a victim's guts after he's stabbed them. Delightful.