If you like this book, I highly recommend buying The Best of Roald Dahl because it has, besides the entire book Ah Sweet Mystery, 24 extra short stories including The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, Lamb to the Slaughter one of his famous pieces which was also made into an Alfred Hitchcock episode , and The bookseller which first appeared in Playboy magazine.
A very amusing interesting read from a bygone era, highly recommended if you re currently sat on the fence wondering whether to buy.
Roald Dahl Is One Of The Few Writers I Know Whose Work Can Accurately Be Described As Addictive Irish Times The Sweet Scents Of Rural Life Infuse This Beautifully Crafted Collection Of Roald Dahls Country Stories, But There Is Always Something Unexpected Lurking In The Undergrowth Whether It Is Taking A Troublesome Cow To Be Mated With A Prime Bull Dealing With A Rat Infested Hayrick Learning The Ways And Means Of Maggot Farming Or Describing The Fine Art Of Poaching Pheasants Using Nothing But Raisins And Sleeping Pills, Roald Dahl Brings His Stories Of Everyday Country Folk And Their Strange Passions Wonderfully To Life Lacing Each Tale With Dollops Of Humor And Adding A Sprinkling Of The Sinister, Dahl Ensures That This Short Story Collection Celebrates The Sweet Mysteries Of Life All The Stories Sparkle With Vibrant Characters, Humorous Dialogue, And Sly Rustic Lore And Cunning Sunday Express A Sophisticated Account Of Village Life The Rural Characters Are Molded By Dahls Dark, Inquisitive Imagination Compelling And Very Funny Time Out This a sort of book you would pay 50 pence in a charity shop for Definitely not worth 2.
65 In fact the price of the new book as stated on the back of the copy I received, would be 3.
The book looks different from the picture and has 161 pages, not 179 as stated in the description.
good I love all the adult oriented books by Roald Dahl.
Some of the stories are a but glum, but most bought a smile if not a chuckle Classic, humourous, country tales Its a fun light read.
Preface I love almost everything by Dahl.
This collection is a nice bridge between his stories for children, and his stories for adults For example, in his story The Ratcatcher, Dahl s use of language and detail is similar to his children s stories However, the story is grown up, and told at a pace similar to the stories in, say, Switch, Bitch.
It is an enjoyable collection More consistently strong than his Tales of the Unexpected, some of which are quite weak.
While nowhere near as good as his childrens books Roald Dahl still shows great wit and his affinity for weirdness in this book.