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The Best of Roald Dahl - Roald Dahl
The Best of Roald Dahl
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679729914 (0679729917)
ASIN: 679729917
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 520
Edition language: English
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Musings of a Book Addict
Musings of a Book Addict rated it
3.0 The Best of Roald Dahl
Dahl's stories were ultimately too rough for me. His writing is so visceral and entrancing, which makes the grotesque and horrible aspects of his stories that much more hard to take. I am a sensitive flower and I couldn't take it! But if a powerful mixture of dark comedy and flat out horror is what ...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it
4.0 The Best of Roald Dahl
Like most people these days I suppose, I had no idea that Roald Dahl wrote stories along the lines of these. They were in turns hilarious, upsetting, painful, thought-provoking, but always clever. He's best compared with his contemporary Shirley Jackson in the manner that his stories mostly deal wit...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
1999 Jul 16
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