"Dahl has the mastery of plot and characters possessed by great writers of the past, along with a wildness and wryness of his own. One of his trademarks is writing beautifully about the ugly, even the horrible."--Los Angeles Times
"An ingenious imagination, a fascination with odd and ordinary detail, and a lust for its thorough exploitation are the...strengths of Dahl's storytelling."--New York Times Book Review
Nearly every story in there was completely engaging and most were shockingly ended as well.
Roald Dahl is best known for his children's books, namely CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH.
Roald Dahl managed to do this in his short stories (the shorter ones from this collection are the best!).
The stories are interesting, but some are a bit outdated. Used it in a book club for a couple of the short stories. The author is mosre interesting than the stories he wrote.Published 1 month ago by Robert C. Westerfeldt
Dahl is a unique voice. Dark and amusing and very efficient style.Published 7 months ago by kormac66
A compilation of some of the best Roald Dahl stories. Incredibly dark and incredibly enjoyable.Published 7 months ago by Donald Clark
I found this collection shortly after my husband and I married and combined libraries. Books of short stories always excite me, and I knew the author. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Anah
Everyone told me that I must read some of his stuff. The best are his true stories of serving in the British airforce in WWII. But the fiction is average.Published 10 months ago by Dwight J. Worker
Great value, it was listed as "acceptable" for .01 so I bought it just cause I wanted a reading copy but it came in near perfect condition. Woop!Published 19 months ago by Amanda French
My goodness, what a repulsive, repugnant corner of his mind Roald Dahl mined when producing these stories. Read morePublished 23 months ago by John Fitzpatrick
This guy is just plain weird and I did not like his writing - not at all. They say he's like Harry Potter author J K Rowling but he's anything but.Published on March 21, 2013 by Janet Koski