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La Venganza Es Mia, S. A. (Vengeance Is Mine)

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In "Vengeance is Mine Inc.", a special collection of ROald Dahl's world-famous sinister adult stories, you'll encounter two poverty-stricken men and their extraordinary scheme to make money; the wife who ingeniously hides a murder weapon from the police; a man lying awake waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; the newborn baby with unsettling fee ...more
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Published June 1st 1985 by Debate Editorial (first published 1953)
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Vanessa
What I liked the most about this collection is Dahl's evident research in different topics. To admire! :)
Aimee
I found myself not really favouring Dahl's children's books as I got older, so I thought I'd take a stab at some of his adult stories. And I'm very glad I did. What a fantastic collection of stories!

My favourite stories from this collection were "Royal Jelly", "William and Mary" and "The Sound Machine". Such bizarre characters and surreal situations, daft and deadly serious all at once. I'll never look at fat babies the same way again...
Iain
May 01, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Nice collection and - of course - well written and easy to read. However, the expectation is for twists in the tale of which there are very few in this little gathering. On the whole, they're good stories but generally end on a whimper rather than a gasp.

Interesting to read the Royal Jelly one, though. I remember the Tales of the Unexpected version of this on TV many, many years ago which had a slightly less subtle ending! I can still picture Timothy West in the final reveal...
Sohail
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very funny story. Full of tension, stupidity, and an unexpected ending.
Samantha
Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, new
Enjoyed, but these are really dark and quite a bit creepy - not my usual fare at all!
Dina Batista
Sempre pensei em Roald Dahl como escritor de livros para crianças, qual o meu espanto quando descubro estes contos para adultos. Este pequeno livro contém dois contos:
O primero fala de dois amigos sem dinheiro que depois de lerem a secção cor-de-rosa de um jornal têem a ideia de criar uma empresa que oferece as pessoas mencionadas nesse dito jornal a possibilidade de se vingarem dos críticos que escrevem boatos pouco caridosos, com varias possibilidades desde o soco no nariz até o colocar uma co
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Susan Fiddes
I received this book for free as part of world book night 2014. On reading, I found a couple of these short stories familiar as there seems to be quite few Dahl story compilations already in printed circulation. I was a huge fan of Dahl as a child and because of this I found most of these short stories vaguely unsatisfactory and not as easy to get into given the characters are adults. Don't get me wrong, the subject matters are often utterly compelling & thought provoking, and the twists and tur ...more
Stephen Coleman
I was a bit disappointed. Given his children's books I was expecting a lot more. There are some good plots but in my view they were either too obvious or too laboured.
Dora
Sep 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.

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