The Complete Short Stories : Volume One
by Roald Dahl
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Roald Dahl’s Complete Short Stories in the first of two disturbing and sinister volumes”They are brutal, these stories, and yet you each finished reading with a smile, or perhaps even a hollow laugh, certainly a shiver of satisfaction, because the conclusion always seems so right” Charlie Higson, from his introductionRoald Dahl is one of the most popular authors of modern times, effortless writing for children and adults alikeIn the first of two volumes in chronological order from the collection of all he published adults, short stories, we see how Dahl began using his experience of war to write fiction, but quickly turned to his powerful and dark imagination to write some of the most disturbing and worrying stories ever writtenIn 27 stories, written between 1944 and 1953, we meet such classic tales as “The Man from the South”, featuring a bet with appalling consequences; “Lamb at the Butcher’s”, in which a woman murders her husband and again, he has a new idea to throw the police out of smell; and in “The Sound Machine”, the horrible truth about plants is revealedEnter the sinister, twisted world of Roald Dahl: if you are young or old, you will never want to leave again”De Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know, whose work can be accurately described as addictive’Irish Times’ The Great Magician’ Spectator of Look Out for Volume Two, presented by Anthony Horowitz Roald Dahl, the brilliant and world-famous author of Charlie and Chocolate Factory, James and Giant Peach, Mathilde, and much more classic for children, also wrote dozens of short stories for adultsThese delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and have been more recently, inspiring the West End to play, by Roald Dahl, Twisted Tales by Jeremy DysonFrom Roald Dahl, stories continue to make shive readers
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