PERFECT for fans of Roald Dahl.
Think you know Dahl? Think again. There's still a whole world of Dahl to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . .
How underhand could you be to get what you want? In these ten tales of dark and twisted trickery Roald Dahl reveals that we are at our smartest and most cunning when we set out to deceive ot...more
Short stories usually don't do it for me but I couldn't draw my eyes away from this book; every single one of these stories had my undivided attention. The twists were a lot more twisty than I'd expected, all of them making my brain work and think in different ways; most of them had subtle hints of darkness (some a lot less subtle) and I loved it. Each story was utterly unique, it was very refreshing to read something so different.
This was not the sort of book I'd usually go for ...more
There are seven books in total, all representing different human emotions or tendencies: “Lust”, “Madness”, “Cruelty”, “Deception”, “War”, “Innocence”, “Fear”, and the one I have just finished reading, “Trickery”.
Like all his other collections, each has a voice and a style which makes them small gems.
The last short story was my favorite in this set and I'd recommend this book while on a short vacation. Easy to pick and quick to finish.
A great collection of short stories wrapped up in all kinds of deceit and trickery.
I will definitely be reserving the other books in the series.
If you thought Roald Dahl’s books were just for children, forget it. In this book – and the whole series of adult books – there is a whole host of mature themes, but all with that Dahlian twist!
In this book, Dahl proves himself to be the master of deception with wonderfully entertaining and ‘sting-in-the-tail’ tales of some of the devious and deceptive things adults get up to.
I particularly loved the stories of ‘The Visitor’ ...more
Nice collection of Dahl's stories. Some are better than others - as I'm reading through these collections I am definitely recognising a certain repeating "style" that may just be an unfortunate artifact of the way the stories have been arranged around vauge concepts. Or it might just be me.
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 ad ...more