Someone Like You PDF/EPUB ↠ Someone Like eBook

Someone Like You PDF/EPUB ↠ Someone Like eBook



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  1. Sketchbook Sketchbook says:

    Marvelous surreal stories several first appeared in the NYer Dahl insinuates a lethal twist into everyday life A wife wants to kill her husband Lamb to the Slaughter she whacks him with a chunk of frozen meat and then cooks the weapon as the police arrive.Spinning comic impudence In My Lady Love, My Dove, a snobby bridge playing married duo plant a mike in the guest room of visiting couple and learn their secret bridge winning codes Forget bridgeI ve always wanted to do this. Marvelous surreal stories several first appeared in the NYer Dahl insinuates a lethal twist into everyday life A wife wants to kill her husband Lamb to the Slaughter she whacks him with a chunk of frozen meat and then cooks the weapon as the police arrive.Spinning comic impudence In My Lady Love, My Dove, a snobby bridge playing married duo plant a mike in the guest room of visiting couple and learn their secret bridge winning codes Forget bridgeI ve always wanted to do this


  2. Sarah Sarah says:

    Excellent, creepy, and bizarre short stories from an author known for his off kilter children stories So, if you re familiar with those, take that weirdness to an adult level that borders on the horrific, and you have the genius that is Roald Dahl I loved Lamb to the Slaughter, which is perhaps his most famous, where a bored housewife attempts to get away with murder I also enjoyed The Man from the South, which I was unaware Quentin Tarantino used for his short film in the movie Four Roo Excellent, creepy, and bizarre short stories from an author known for his off kilter children stories So, if you re familiar with those, take that weirdness to an adult level that borders on the horrific, and you have the genius that is Roald Dahl I loved Lamb to the Slaughter, which is perhaps his most famous, where a bored housewife attempts to get away with murder I also enjoyed The Man from the South, which I was unaware Quentin Tarantino used for his short film in the movie Four Rooms What I like most about these stories is that they all have a twist at the end, that upends the trajectory of the narrative, but makes them all thesatisfying


  3. Paul E. Morph Paul E. Morph says:

    This is an excellent collection of short stories for adults by an author who is muchwell known for his works for children These stories are often hilarious, often macabre and occasionally genuinely disturbing They are all very entertaining Story by story star breakdown below 1 Taste 5 stars2 Lamb to the Slaughter 4 stars3 Man from the South 4 stars4 The Soldier 5 stars5 My Lady Love, My Dove 3 stars6 Dip in the Pool 4 stars7 Galloping Foxley 3 stars8 This is an excellent collection of short stories for adults by an author who is muchwell known for his works for children These stories are often hilarious, often macabre and occasionally genuinely disturbing They are all very entertaining Story by story star breakdown below 1 Taste 5 stars2 Lamb to the Slaughter 4 stars3 Man from the South 4 stars4 The Soldier 5 stars5 My Lady Love, My Dove 3 stars6 Dip in the Pool 4 stars7 Galloping Foxley 3 stars8 Skin 5 stars9 Poison 4 stars10 The Wish 5 stars11 Neck 4 stars12 The Sound Machine 5 stars13 Nunc Dimittis 3 stars14 The Great Automatic Grammatizator 5 stars15 Claud s Dog 4 stars


  4. Cameron Trost Cameron Trost says:

    I m not going to write a long review of this book All I ll say is that I love strange and quirky tales that explore the way human beings are and I consider Roald Dahl to be THE master of such tales I hope that Someone Like You isn t really about you or me, but I m afraid it very well might be I m not going to claim this is the best short story collection ever written, but it can t be far off the mark


  5. Kirsty Kirsty says:

    I wanted to love this book and indeed I started out loving it, but it went downhill fast and continued on a downward spiral for me This is a collection of adult short stories by Roald Dahl and like many collections, some stories were stronger than others I found that I loved the first story, and from then on I found the stories hit and miss, and as I got further into the collection a lotof the stories were misses rather than hits.The second story in this collection was by far my absolute I wanted to love this book and indeed I started out loving it, but it went downhill fast and continued on a downward spiral for me This is a collection of adult short stories by Roald Dahl and like many collections, some stories were stronger than others I found that I loved the first story, and from then on I found the stories hit and miss, and as I got further into the collection a lotof the stories were misses rather than hits.The second story in this collection was by far my absolute favourite because it was shocking, yet also very clever Very few of the other stories pulled me in to the extent of the second story The second one is about a woman who kills her husband and then hides the body in the most shocking and clever way, which was also quite comedic The ending was left open ended to an extent, but you didn t need anythingfrom the story Every other story in the collection ended in a muchmessy way, with some being left that open ended I felt that I had no closure at all Another one of the stronger stories was about a machine that was created to write stories so that authors didn t have to, and how this machine was then used with greedy intent to try and corner the publishing world and make as much money as possible Of course this is very clever and I am sure Dahl must have been using this as a possible prediction for the future, or else it may have represented some of his thoughts for how terrible the publishing world can be.Many of the stories were also incredibly dull and I found it a challenge to make myself persevere with reading through them One story was so long winded, I kept thinking that it would go somewhere, Roald Dahl is a genius of a writer so this has to be going somewhere Alas it went nowhere and I literally felt like I had wasted forty minutes of my life reading it.The one thing I will say about this collection though, is that even when the stories are dull it is clear that Roald Dahl could have done some amazing adult novels Some of the stronger stories in this collection could easily have been filled out and turned into full length novels and they would all have been better off for it The writing standard in this collection was spot on, the plots and characters just lacked any sort of direction or development due to the length of the stories.It was clear that Roald Dahl was trying to make a point about human beings and how they react in certain situations, and in that sense you could really see this in every single story I just couldn t find the message behind the stories a big enough pull to give this book a higher rating than I have It pains me to rate Roald Dahl so poorly, as he is one of my favourite authors I really wouldn t recommend this book to you unless you like studying human behaviours, or like me you wish to read every work Dahl ever had published Overall I just found this collection very disappointing


  6. Fatma Fatma says:

    Brilliant brilliant brilliant Roald Dahl is the King of the Macabre He is the Charles Dickens of the 20th Century, with a sense of humour that can ONLY be described as deliciously wicked This collection of short stories is decidedly grown up, but reading it I often found myself sniggering like a little child My favorite stories by far were Lamb to the Slaughter and Taste, I believe they were the first two, although they were all darkly humorous and very entertaining.


  7. Chris Chris says:

    Absolutely loved this A brilliantly creepy and original short story collection Reminded me of the short stories by Shirley Jackson, which I also love Will definitely pick upof these collections by Roald Dahl.


  8. Emma Emma says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Okay I am confused again I just don t get it Are they both the same man Or two different people that are both crazy Or is neither of them crazy I have lots of questions haha.I feel like I either totally love Roald Dahls short stories when I get the plot, or I am left feeling very meh because I did not understand the plot ending.


  9. Barbara ★ Barbara ★ says:

    I m absolutely mystified at the high ratings for this book I only picked it up to complete a challenge what a mistake Well I m not a fan of short stories but I have read and enjoyed many shorts over the years but this was definitely not one of the finer ones I will say that the stories were well written but the conclusions were disappointing The endings just fizzled out and left it up to the reader to determine what really happened If I wanted to determine the ending, I d write my own darn I m absolutely mystified at the high ratings for this book I only picked it up to complete a challenge what a mistake Well I m not a fan of short stories but I have read and enjoyed many shorts over the years but this was definitely not one of the finer ones I will say that the stories were well written but the conclusions were disappointing The endings just fizzled out and left it up to the reader to determine what really happened If I wanted to determine the ending, I d write my own darn novel All in all I liked the outside of the book better than anything on the inside Even though the cover was incorrect it was the pinky finger not the ring finger Most of the stories were 1 2 stars at best though there were a few I liked regardless of the crappy ending Lamb to the Slaughter, Dip in the Pool, Skin, Poison, The Sound Machine and The Great Automatic Grammatisator The others were seemingly pointless


  10. Diana Iozzia Diana Iozzia says:

    Someone Like You Written by Roald DahlReview written by Diana Iozzia Someone Like You is a collection of short stories that are comical, dark, and sinister When I stumbled across this collection, I was excited to see how Roald Dahl s writing would be for adults, and I wasn t disappointed Funnily enough, I recognized some of the short stories from the television program, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour The stories in this collection include Taste Lamb to the Slaug Someone Like You Written by Roald DahlReview written by Diana Iozzia Someone Like You is a collection of short stories that are comical, dark, and sinister When I stumbled across this collection, I was excited to see how Roald Dahl s writing would be for adults, and I wasn t disappointed Funnily enough, I recognized some of the short stories from the television program, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour The stories in this collection include Taste Lamb to the Slaughter Man from the South The Soldier My Lady Love, My Dove Dip in the Pool Galloping Foxley Skin Poison The Wish Neck The Sound Machine Nunc Dimittis The Great Automatic Grammatizator Claud s Dog novella My favorites in this collection are Taste , Skin , Neck and The Sound Machine Taste follows a man who believes he can identify any bottle of wine, who makes a bet with his friend enemy who bets a prize he doesn t want to lose Skin follows a man who has an up and coming artist tattoo a beautiful and astonishing painting onto his back Neck follows a man who stays as a guest of two very strange people in the countryside The Sound Machine follows a man who creates a fantastic machine that can observe the sounds that plants and trees make As a personal fan of short story collections, I thoroughly enjoyed this The stories have great narration, quirky characters, and lots of twists and turns This is exactly what I was hoping for and


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