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  • Title: The Best of Roald Dahl
  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • ISBN: 9780679729914
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Paperback

  • 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 iThis 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.gths of Dahl s storytelling New York Times Book Review
    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.

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    Commentaires:

    Praveen
    This book is collection of 20 stories of Roald Dahl. Longest Story is ‘Claud’s Dog’ and Shortest Story is ‘Dip in the pool’. Here are some brief points, I wish to say for now, but I am emphatically going to talk about this book and his writing in greater detail later ! -His stories are very offbeat and of different styles.-This writer gave me goosebumps many times.-These stories lingered on my mind for long.-His stories are full of twists and turns.-I could not put it down in between.- [...]

    Lori
    This may be the best collection of short stories I've ever read. It's undoubtably the most twisted. (And trust me. I read twisted.)I've always been a huge fan of Dahl's kids' books. It's not a big leap, I suppose, to imagine Charlie all grown up and sick with chocolate power. And the climactic scene of Danny, the Champion of the World, is here nearly in its entirety. (I need to go back and see which came first. I'm guessing this one.)As masterful as Dahl is with novels, he's perfected the short [...]

    Paul
    There is no darker, funnier writer than Roald Dahl. His children's stories were the original series of unfortunate events. (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, etc.) In the 60's, Alfred Hitchcock had a television series, Alfred Hitchcock presents, in which he used many of the stories found in this anthology. Also, one of his stories was made into a vignette in the movie Four Rooms. (Tarantino's contribution)Dahl is as creepy in his descriptions as any "horror" writer to [...]

    Stephanie A. Higa
    It's true that nearly all writing reveals a great deal about the person behind the words, but it's especially true in Roald Dahl's case because all his stories have more or less the same tone: classy, stylish, and gruesome. This includes his children's stories, which are known for being playful and funny. Yes, they definitely are, but they're also kind of disturbing from an adult perspective. (James and the Giant Peach: orphan trapped by abusive aunts finds an escape in an oversized fruit occupi [...]

    Guillermo Galvan
    Every story was good, except one. That's not bad considering in most short story collections there are usually several examples one could wipe their arse with. Not the case here. Dahl shows that he can be a twisted bastard. Just look at the shit-eating grin on the cover. If he can put dick flavored candy in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (snozzberries are dicks), he must definitely have a high degree of smart-assery going inside his head. Enjoy!

    Susan
    This was the most suprising read I have had in a long while. Because I know Roald Dahl as a childrens author and loved all of the fantastical stories the twits, matilda and so on, I was pleasntly suprised to re-discover him as an adult. These tales of adult pleasure and fantasy really knocked my socks off! The last story I recall vividly as the last story in the Tatintino flick "Four Rooms" I highly reccomend this light hearted read as a grest series of bedtime stories.

    Agnes
    Why I decided to read this bookThis book provides a variety of short stories that are categorised as the 'best of Roald Dahl', and Roald Dahl has written such amazing books such as 'Matilda' and 'The Twits'. Roald Dahl was a big part of my childhood, personally, and many other children so I was instantly drawn to this book. The 3 short stories I chose to read from this anthology is 'Lamb to the slaughter', 'The way up to heaven' and 'The Landlady'. I chose these stories because they had intrigui [...]

    bookish
    this was more of a "4 1/2 stars" kind of book, but Dahl is so darned entertaining that i have no problem rounding up. while the final few stories were a bit of a disappointment, they were only a let down because the great majority of these stories are compulsively readable and incredibly satisfying. dahl was a writer who clearly loved telling a good story, and when you read this collection there's no escaping the feeling that dahl had immense fun when wrote these stories. that delight is infecti [...]

    Jody
    Roald Dahl was the quintessential story teller of all time. His prose cuts to the essential element of his characters and story. Not to mention that his subject matter is always amazingly unique and interesting. It's sad to think that there will never be another new Dahl story. This passage particularly struck me from his story Georgy Porgy and I share, "I spend many hours each day playing with sentences. I regard each sentence as a little wheel, and my ambition lately has been to gather several [...]

    Steve
    I wish I could give this 4.5 stars. I hadn't read short stories in a long while, and was reminded of the unique joy of these little single-serving packages of fiction — particularly the first batch of these short stories. I have to say I particularly enjoyed reading these macabre stories full of sex, sin and death while simultaneously reading his more famous books to my children. These stories are really about the final twist — which is often shocking and brilliant. Having said that, the lea [...]

    Meg
    after reading this book I believe Roald Dahl could have been besties with Edgar Allen Poe

    Arcadia
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    I came across this book when I was browsing casually through the shelves of the college library. It didn't strike me as an interesting one at first. I didn't recognize the author by name, but when I turned to the back cover, he was introduced as the creator of Charlie and the chocolate factory. I was rather sceptical about Roal Dahl and was a prejudist about his works. I thought they were mostly children's stories and wouldn't have anything that could interest me. But after 30minutes long search [...]

    Michael
    Adult stories by Roald Dahl as opposed to his kids stories that I might enjoy more as an adult than I did then. This is a great collection. Ashley, a friend of mine used to read these aloud when we were camping in Colorado. I have an amusing memory of a group of adults sitting around a fire listening to one. She said she was tired and could not finish the one she was on. And there was revolt- "No you have to!!!" -like a bunch of kids. heh heh. A must have.

    Beth
    Though many probably associate Dahl with his children's books (James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), these very adult, often dark, short stories are a true delight. It's no wonder that Hitchock used "A Dip in the Pool" for a "Hitchcock Presents" episode. Each story comes with an O'Henry-esque punch to it at the end that left me chuckling and/or surprised. I find these stories fun to read aloud during roadtrips - a refreshing break from music.

    Alex
    The first three quarters of this short story collection were awesome. Dahl is gleefully wicked and fun to read. The last third I couldn't quite make it through. The later stories seemed less subtle, more forced. I knew reading them that something awful was probably coming, but instead of making me want to know what it was, they just made me squirm. The first part is well worth the purchase though.

    Hannah Garden
    Hooray! Hooray for the whole old damn old world! I keep wreaking havoc and then having to suffer for it but OH MAN. There's stuff out there I can't even get close to with my magical fuck-up powers and ROALD DAHL IS OBV ONE OF THEM. Good on you, sir. You are making everything better all the time.

    April
    Some stories I really liked, some I barely cared for. In the end the thing I found a little tireseome was that every story ended with some character getting their comeuppance. These stories would be excellent aloud.

    AlyssaGibbs
    I have loved Roald Dahl since childhood (Matilda! The Witches!) and I love introducing his short adult fiction to my students. "Lamb to the Slaughter" and "The Landlady" are some of my favorites for irony.

    Eileen G.
    The perfect book for the Roald Dahl fan, but best for sipping rather than gulping.

    Vicki Wilson
    I' m not sure what to think about Mr Dahl. He' s a mystery to me. Mystery is good - I think.

    Steve Daykin
    This one, JH

    Julie Akiko
    funny and provocative. great book for walking a slow dog.

    Jayanth
    I will be updating this review after each story I read in this collection. I haven't read Roald Dahl's work except for Matilda which I loved. I will hide major spoilers but I cannot review the stories without talking on some important things that others might consider as spoilers. So you are warned, spoiler-allergic people!1. Madame Rosetta [Rating: 2.5/5]This story was just okay. It is about a couple of military pilots who finally get to take some time off in Cairo, Egypt and they plan to relax [...]

    Gabriela
    It is often said about an author or a book that 'you either love it or hate it'. This was it for me while reading this - not about the book as whole, but rather for each individual short story. I either found it amazing and loved the black humour. (4 stars) Or I was totally disinterested in the characters and the story and found myself in the 'compulsory school reading mode' of wishing it to was already over. (2 stars) What I found unfortunate was that the 'bad' stories were at the beginning and [...]

    Greg Chandler
    Definitely not a book for children. In the first story, soldiers "liberate" a group of prostitutes from a brothel and spend the evening with them. Another story involves two men who swap wives (without telling the wives). People die. The bad get there come-uppance, sometimes. It's full of dark, ironic humor (much like his best children's fiction). But at times much darker here.

    Sharlene Kehlenbeck
    Oh, Roald Dahl, you are such a surprising guy! You would never know the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the same author who wrote these short stories. Although they do share that kind of Dahl-ish dark humor and acceptance of how weird we all are underneath. Not all of these stories are five stars, but the ones that are are just deliciously, diabolically good.

    Zuzana Srbová
    Výborný výber, všetky poviedky som si kráľovsky užila. Len s jednou poviedkou som mala problém a aj to preto, lebo bola až príliš detailne a realisticky opísaná operácia mozgu, oka a pod. a na to ja veľmi nie som :)

    Marta Magnetti
    Roal Dahl at his best. These are adults stories and definitely some of the best short stories I’ve ever read. Discovering one was used for a Tarantino movie was a huge bonus too! I won’t tell you which one thoughyou’ll have to read them all and find out!

    Aaron
    Some killer short (adult) stories from your favourite children's book writer. I really enjoyed these!

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