The Best of Roald Dahl

The Best of Roald Dahl

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Author/Contributor(s): Dahl, Roald
Publisher: Vintage
Date: 07/14/1990
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
Includes the stories "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar" and "The Ratcatcher," soon to be short films from Wes Anderson on Netflix

A collection of the best short stories from a writer with "an ingenious imagination, a fascination with odd and ordinary detail, and a lust for its thorough exploitation" (The New York Times Book Review).

If Stephen King could write with murderous concision, he might have come up with "The Landlady," the story of a boarding house with an oddly talented proprietress and a small but permanent clientele. If Clive Barker had a sense of humor, he might have written "Pig," a brutally funny look at cooks and vegetarianism. And a more bloodthirsty Jorge Luis Borges might have imagined the fanatical little gambler in "Man From the South," who does his betting with a hammer, nails, and a butcher knife.

But all these stories in this volume were written by Roald Dahl, whose genius for the horrific and grotesque is unparalleled and entirely his own.