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The Best of Roald Dahl

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If Stephen King could write with murderous concision, he might have come up with "The Landlady," the story of a boarding house with an oddly talented proprietress and a small but permanent clientele. If Clive Barker had a sense of humor, he might have written "Pig," a brutally funny look at cooks and vegetarianism. And a more bloodthirsty Jorge Luis Borges might have imagiuned the fanatical little gambler in "Man From the South," who does his betting with a hammer, nails and a butcher knife.

But all these stories in this volume were written by Roald Dahl, whose genius for the horrific and grotesque is unparalleled and entirely his own.

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"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." The Los Angeles Times

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"An ingenious imagination, a fascination with odd and ordinary detail, and a lust for its thorough exploitation are the...strengths of Dahl's storytelling." The New York Times Book Review

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"The mind of Roald Dahl is quintessentially nasty and wicked." The Washington Post

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This collection brings together Dahl's finest work, illustrating his genius for the horrific and grotesque which is unparalleled.

"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

Table of Contents

Madame Rosette — Man from the South — The sound machine — Taste — Dip in the pool — Skin — Edward the Conqueror — Lamb to the slaughter — Galloping Foxley — The way up to heaven — Parson's pleasure — The landlady — William and Mary — Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's coat — Royal jelly — Georgy Porgy — Genesis and catastrophe — Pig — The visitor — Claud's dog (The ratcatcher — Rummins — Mr. Hoddy — Mr. Feasey — Champion of the world) — The great switcheroo — The boy who talked with animals — The hitchhiker — The wonderful story of Henry Sugar — The bookseller.

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ragruger1022, October 12, 2008 (view all comments by ragruger1022)
If you like your stories with a bit of a dark twist, you should try this guy out. Childrens author and a writer for tv shows, the guy has talent. These short stories are the best.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679729914
Author:
Dahl, Roald
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
short stories;fiction;anthology;british;humor;literature;stories;horror;short fiction;roald dahl;short story;children;fantasy;mystery;20th century;dark humor
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Vintage Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 141
Publication Date:
19900731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.02x5.30x.91 in. .84 lbs.

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Product details 528 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679729914 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "An ingenious imagination, a fascination with odd and ordinary detail, and a lust for its thorough exploitation are the...strengths of Dahl's storytelling."
"Review" by , "The mind of Roald Dahl is quintessentially nasty and wicked."
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , This collection brings together Dahl's finest work, illustrating his genius for the horrific and grotesque which is unparalleled.

"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

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