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Book Title: More Tales Of The Unexpected|
The author of the book: Roald Dahl
Edition: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Date of issue: 2001
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Reader ratings: 6.9
ISBN 13: 9780563477969
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 455 KB
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Look, I love Roald Dahl's stories immensely but this collection just didn't have the tales I hoped for. Some of the stories were excellent and the twists blew my mind. Unfortunately, those were the only stories I'd call unexpected . And the others were utter disappointment. They managed to pique my curiosity only because he had written them. Not only did they pale in comparison to the stories I loved, they also made feel bored. So you see, my emotions for this book are a complete mess. This book is all mixed feelings for me!
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Read information about the authorRoald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940's with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors.
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 adventures, was bought by the Saturday Evening Post for $900, and propelled him into a career as a writer. Its title was inspired by a highly inaccurate and sensationalized article about the crash that blinded him, which claimed he had been shot down instead of simply having to land because of low fuel.
His first children's book was The Gremlins, about mischievous little creatures that were part of RAF folklore. The book was commissioned by Walt Disney for a film that was never made, and published in 1943. Dahl went on to create some of the best-loved children's stories of the 20th century, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.
He also had a successful parallel career as the writer of macabre adult short stories, usually with a dark sense of humour and a surprise ending. Many were originally written for American magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Harper's, Playboy and The New Yorker, then subsequently collected by Dahl into anthologies, gaining world-wide acclaim. Dahl wrote more than 60 short stories and they have appeared in numerous collections, some only being published in book form after his death. His stories also brought him three Edgar Awards: in 1954, for the collection Someone Like You; in 1959, for the story "The Landlady"; and in 1980, for the episode of Tales of the Unexpected based on "Skin".
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