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  • Title: Completely Unexpected Tales: Tales of the Unexpected. More Tales of the Unexpected
  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • ISBN: 9780140098204
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback

  • Contains Dip in the Pool Edward the Conqueror Galloping Foxley Genesis and Catastrophe Georgy Porgy Lamb to the Slaughter Man From the South Mr Botibol Mrs Bixby and the Colonel s Coat My Lady Love, My Dove Neck Nunc Dimittis Parson s Pleasure Poison Royal Jelly Skin Taste The Butler The Hitchhiker The Landlady The Sound Machine The Umbrella Man Contains Dip in the Pool Edward the Conqueror Galloping Foxley Genesis and Catastrophe Georgy Porgy Lamb to the Slaughter Man From the South Mr Botibol Mrs Bixby and the Colonel s Coat My Lady Love, My Dove Neck Nunc Dimittis Parson s Pleasure Poison Royal Jelly Skin Taste The Butler The Hitchhiker The Landlady The Sound Machine The Umbrella Man The Way Up to Heaven Vengeance is Mine Inc William and MaryTake a pinch of unease Stir it into a large dollop of the macabre, add a generous helping of dark and stylish wit, garnish with the bizarre and what do you have Roald Dahl at his brilliant, hypnotizing best, cooking up some of the most unusual stories ever told Here in one volume are Tales of the Unexpected and More Tales of the Unexpected, making this a superb compendium of vengeance, surprise and dark delight.
    Roald Dahl
    Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940 s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world s bestselling authors.Dahl s first published work, inspired by a meeting with C S Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake The story, about his wartime adventures, was bought by the Saturday Evening Post for 900, and propelled him into a career as a writer Its title was inspired by a highly inaccurate and sensationalized article about the crash that blinded him, which claimed he had been shot down instead of simply having to land because of low fuel.His first children s book was The Gremlins, about mischievous little creatures that were part of RAF folklore The book was commissioned by Walt Disney for a film that was never made, and published in 1943 Dahl went on to create some of the best loved children s stories of the 20th century, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.He also had a successful parallel career as the writer of macabre adult short stories, usually with a dark sense of humour and a surprise ending Many were originally written for American magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Harper s, Playboy and The New Yorker, then subsequently collected by Dahl into anthologies, gaining world wide acclaim Dahl wrote than 60 short stories and they have appeared in numerous collections, some only being published in book form after his death His stories also brought him three Edgar Awards in 1954, for the collection Someone Like You in 1959, for the story The Landlady and in 1980, for the episode of Tales of the Unexpected based on Skin.


    Commentaires:

    David
    This fine, darkly funny, collection by Roald Dahl contains all the stories previously published in the two volumes "Tales of the Unexpected" and "More Tales of the Unexpected". The back cover of my edition describes it as a "superb compendium of vengeance, surprise, and dark delight" and that's as good a characterization as any I can come up with. Continuing with my shameless plagiarization of the cover blurb, it describes the recipe for a typical Dahl tale: Take a pinch of unease. Stir in a lar [...]

    Laura Fudge
    I love short stories, especially with a good little twist st the end. When I was a child I was a HUGE Roald Dahl fan – I had every book he had written for children, and as I got older, I started to read his books for adults. I read Kiss, Kiss and Tales of the Unexpected years ago, and decided to pick this up at my local bookshop a few weeks ago.There are 25 short stories, filled with bizarre death, strange experiments, tattoos, odd relationships and weird characters – most of them disguised [...]

    Marc Maitland
    This anthology of Roald Dahl’s series of short stories, so memorably made into a popular television series in the 1980s, “Tales of the Unexpected” is a new compilation of those stories, written over many years. I had read each of them in one or other of their previous guises, and also seen a fair number of the televisual representations of them at the time. Reading them again, some 30 years after first airing was, for me, most certainly not a case of familiarity breeding contempt. They had [...]

    Sylvia
    Funny, ironic, entertaining, mean, sad and sometimes sadistic, with a twist of shocking surprises just around the corner before each of the short stories ends. Well, the title has said it all. Read it and be ready to be unexpectedly flabbergasted by Dahl's tales.

    Gretchyn
    Dahl compiled a handful of stories that all sort of feeling like the punchlines to old jokes. They are twisted and at times creepy, but not dark. A tad monotonous; I wished it better than it was.

    Nick
    Delightfully dark collection of tales from the master of literary misdirection.

    Julia
    almost a four star book, some stories are better than others

    Stef Smulders
    The first set of tales is masterful, well told, full of detail and with a (large) touch of sadism and some humour. The second collection is less surprising but still a joy to read.

    Grania
    Gloriously grim, and adult.

    Kathleen
    beautiful stories. i really like dahl's stories for older audiences.

    Adena Peh
    The title Completely Unexpected Tales is an understatement, prepare to be enraptured by Dahl's brilliance in his concoction of plot twists. His captivating and profound short stories are certain to get you hooked on as you immerse yourself in his bizzare thrillers, macabre illusions, spine-chilling horrors, twisted romance and eccentric oddities. As you move away from Dahl's childhood novels, be prepared to uncover deeper, darker secrets as you gingerly tread into his world of vengeance and dark [...]

    Robert Hepple
    Published in 1986, Completely Unexpected Tales is an omnibus edition of Tales of the Unexpected (1979) and More Tales of the Unexpected (1980). Most of the stories had already appeared in the collections Someone Like You (1954) and Kiss Kiss (1960), and so will not be new to many readers of Dahl. That said, the stories themselves are Dahl at his very best, even allowing for some predictable punch-lines amongst them. Personal favourites are Parson's Pleasure, and Neck, but I am sure that opinions [...]

    Sam Whitehouse
    A collection of funny, dark and twisted stories with some unexpected endings. Taste and The Landlady are standouts while a few fell a bit flat for me. I've never been a big fan of short stories, but Dahl manages to capture more intrigue and character in some of them than other authors do in full novels.Not all the stories are brilliant but this is still worth a read.Recommended.

    Artsalnov
    Даль - шикарный рассказчик, был очень удивлен одной истории, практически дословно поставленной Тарантино! Истории про мебельщика и хозяйку гостиницы наишикарнейшие!

    Roberto Pesce
    Roald Dahl è uno scrittore multiforme: dai racconti per bambini al noir. Questi racconti, tutti molto spassosi (anche se forse la traduzione ha qualche pecca rispetto all'originale) parlano di intrighi, vendette, personaggi inquietanti, etc. condendo il tutto con una sana dose di humor e clamorosi colpi di scena. Sono tutte storie da manuale; tra le più riuscite a mio parere "Cosciotto d'agnello", "L'ascesa al cielo" e "Liszt".

    Raj
    This volume collects two books of Dahl's short stories for adults, and they are pretty much all corkers. I wasn't hugely familiar with his writing for adults, so came into this quite fresh, and I really enjoyed it. Each story is really well crafted and almost all of them have a really neat (often rather nasty) twist that turns the knife in a really pleasurable way for the reader (if often not for the protagonist).I would say that the first book, Tales of the Unexpected is somewhat better than th [...]

    Meadhbh Barry
    This is one of my all time favourite collections of short stories. They are at times witty, touching, scary, and moving. Roald Dahl proves he is not only an excellent children's author, but an accomplished adults' writer too. My favourites are The Landlady, Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat, Georgey Porgy, Genesis and Catastrophe,and The Butler.The Landlady is quite creepy, without being blatantly obvious. You have to think about it for a while, but when you do get it it stays with you for a long [...]

    Richard
    "Art is only immoral when practiced by amateurs. It's the same with medicine.",When I started this book, I found it a delight. Roald Dahl has such an unassuming way with words, he manages to make the extraordinary sound mundane and the mundane seem extraordinary.But after about the sixth story, I found his style beginning to grate. Which is a shame, because he tells delightfully warped tales. It is this repetitiousness of his style that dropped the rating to 4 stars in stead of 5.Perhaps if I h [...]

    Nurshafiqa
    since i was in primary school, i have been reading roald dahl and thinks he is one of the best authors ever. which is no surprise why i find most of the stories in this book familliar i've read them before. usually, i don't like to reread. but rereading back the stories that were so familliar by roald dahl was such a pleasure. i found myself lost, and transported back to my younger days (hah i sound very old). safe to say i love about 95% of the stories found in this book, and likes the other 5% [...]

    Nick Klagge
    Recommended for anyone who hasn't read any of Dahl's "grownup" stories. They are dark in the way you might expect from his children's books. As the title of the collection suggests, the stories are generally structured with building tension that ultimately leads to an unexpected plot twist. In a way, they are a bit formulaic and the structure can feel repetitive. On the other hand, Dahl is very effective at building tension, and the plotlines are varied enough to keep it interesting. Most of the [...]

    Jane Talbot
    Dahl's wry word- magic will keep you enchanted from the first story to the last. He is the master of suspense, the twist-and-turn king, and just when you think that you've cracked his storytelling code, he changes the code!I watched Tales Of The Unexpected in my childhood - and some of my favourites to watch were also my favourites to read : Royal Jelly and The Sound Machine being the best of all for me.Steeped in nostalgia, and painting an intricate and evocative picture of society in the mid-t [...]

    Nicholas Whyte
    nhwvejournal/1070927ml[return][return]This volume combines the short story collections Tales of the Unexpected and More Tales of the Unexpected - I must have read the latter some time, but a lot of the stories in the former were new to me, eg the one with the disembodied brain which I think I would certainly have remembered. They are all real masterpieces, and actually reading them all at one go is probably not the best way to enjoy them - they are best piece by piece.

    A.R. Collins
    A real mixed bag here. Dahl had a clear talent for writing short stories, and among these are some of the best I have read. There are also some I didn't like so much, and many that I thought started well but ended poorly. As a fan of his children's books, I found it interesting to see similarities in Dahl's writing between the two genres. I particularly enjoyed 'The Umbrella Man' and 'The Hitchhiker', which both happen to be stories I think I would have liked as a child. Overall an enjoyable rea [...]

    Minh
    Even though Dahl is known best for his children's fiction I think it's in the short story form that his writing excels. Dark and morbid with just a hint of a twist to intrigue, the collection reads almost like a gathering of first chapters. It's frustrating to hit the ending and realize that you'll have to continue the rest with your imagination. Great collection, but I gave it 3 stars because halfway through the novel I realized most of these were also published in Kiss Kiss, which I loved but [...]

    Chontelle Walker
    I've read a string of novels lately. Even though i love reading I felt like I needed a break from these life consuming story lines. This was a perfect alternative. Its was fast paced, quick witted and some of the stories were very funny. I took these Roald Dahl books on holiday and devoured the stories on after one-my boyfriend even started reading them. I know these books have been going for donkeys years, but the stories are just so refreshing!!!!! (less) "

    Donna
    I got this from the library after listening to Alan Carr's BBC Radio 2 show with Melanie Sykes where they were talking about the TV series from the '70s and '80s. I remember being quite scared watching it and have an enduring memory of "the man in the yellow mac".Unfortunately the book was disappointing, and none of the stories I read (admittedly only 5!) were scary or unexpected. I guess it is dated and we have all become desensitised to what should be frightening.What a shame.

    Charissa
    I read this collection predominately seated by the window at Simon's Place Coffee, a pre-ban fag drag of a place in dirty Dublin, and a permanent fug hung around the singular (stationary) ceiling fan. The bar was painted thickly green, none of the chairs matched was perpetually rainingi was perpetually caffienating in an attempt to stave off early (4pm!) darkness. He makes me laugh, made that winter passing bright.

    Clint
    This is the first book I've read by Roald Dahl, and it was completely haha, unexpected. I thought he would write kooky kids' books, but this was not that. I won't even start about how much this book fucking rules. If you've never read it I'm so jealous of you, because you can read it for the first time.

    Werehare
    9/10Non tutti eccellenti, ma alcuni sono tra i racconti più brillanti che mi sia mai capitato di leggere. Se vi piace la sottile crudeltà che Dahl usava inserire nelle sue storie per bambini, questa è la raccolta che fa per voi.

    Angela
    Recently re-read these (last looked at them in 1980s when I was much younger!). This time I was surprised about how nasty some of the stories are. However they are beautifully crafted; tight prose and great attention to detail.

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