05/05/2001

Tales of the Unexpected [vol 1] by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl is, of course, best known as a children's writer. His stories tend to be a little bizarre, even dark, but usually end happily. It's less well known that he also wrote some books for adults, including a large number of short stories.

This collection is entirely 'twist in the tail' stories. They're well written, sometimes very clever in the plots, with a little dark humour now and again.

The style is quite racy, and I enjoyed them as a quick light read, even though my taste isn't usually for the dark or bizarre.

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