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Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life by Roald Dahl
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May 01, 2011

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Read in October, 2009

Shouted out at me from a library shelf, did this book. Have been reading more short stories than usual this year and fancied some Dahl. Thought that it might enhance my enjoyment of living in the countryside too. Can't say that that really happened. Dahl was writing about such a different era - post war austerity. The first tale wasn't as strange or disturbing as I'd hoped for, and the style of the writing reminded me of Agatha Christie and the addiction to her murder mysteries that was fed by the library at my new senior school. But I digress. Each story was a pleasure to read, and I especially liked the way the characters interweaved between the tales. And my desire for horror was satisfied too.

A nice little interlude before tackling something else. Have talked to a couple of people about this collection and both have shown interest in reading more Dahl. Got to be a good thing.

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