The Best of Roald Dahl Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-08-28 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 58 user ratings

" Roald Dahl's short stories in this book are all very dark and strange, and the tone of them reminded me of Vladimir Nabokov (which in my world is some of the highest praise). Not all of the stories are as interesting as the others, but they are all well written, and most of them stuck in my head (forcing me to ruin almost every short story for Parker when we were on a long car ride together. Oops). " said.

"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 the end of the book - so I almost left it unfinished in the first place, and then got disappointed in the end.." said.

"If you think Roald Dahl is just for children, think again! These short stories were culled from collections of short stories Dahl wrote throughout his career and show incredible range and originality. Each shows a devious and original mind at work and offers a twist... sometimes a double twist in the end which makes you want to read the story over again knowing what you know. A great way to (re)discover an author you thought you already knew via Charley and the Chocolate Factory. I know I'll be getting the Complete Roald Dahl (in two volumes) next as I can't wait to discover all the other gems from this master storyteller who knew how to pull you in and keep you keenly interested from the first words to the last. " said.

"This easily has to be one of the best collection of short stories. Oh what a master Roald Dahl is in weaving short tales that creep all over you. In this collection, there are stories that worked for me best and some I found 'meh'. But the 'meh' was a totally relative form of expression. They're still very good in many terms.

It is a easy read but this has to be one of those books that took me a long time to complete. They had to be devoured slowly. When you start each tale, you know that you expect a twist at the end and when you reach the end, you're blown away nevertheless.

The below tales worked the best for me:
Man from south
The Sound Machine
Pig (This has to be the winner here)
The Landlady
Lamb to the Slaughter
Royal Jelly
The Visitor

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" funny and provocative. great book for walking a slow dog. " said.

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

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

" 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. " said.

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