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Roald Dahl: The Best of Roald Dahl Roald Dahl: The Best of Roald Dahl

Twenty wickedly anarchic tales from the master of the unpredictable, chosen from his bestsellers Over to You, Someone Like You, Kiss Kiss and Switch Bitch. Stylish, outrageous and haunting, they explore the sinister side of the human psyche with unexpected outcomes.
There's the wife who serves up a murderous new dish to her husband, the gambler who collects little fingers from losers, the sound machine that can hear the grass scream, and the night-time seduction that has macabre consequences, to name a few.
'Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive. Through his tales runs a vein of macabre malevolence, the more effective because it springs from the slight, almost inconsequential everyday things. The result is a black humour of the most sophisticated kind'

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 1978

Penguin, London, 1986
368 oldal · ISBN: 0141003375

Kedvencelte 2

Most olvassa 1

Várólistára tette 3

Kívánságlistára tette 4

Kiemelt értékelések

Roald Dahl: The Best of Roald Dahl

Valami biztosan elpattant a bácsinál, de kegyetlen jó. Korábban csak elsősorban gyerekeknek szánt műveivel találkoztam, azokban is érzékelhető volt egyfajta baljós hangulat vagy egyéb furcsaság, itt sincs ez másként, csak sokkal kevesebb a kötöttség (már ami a témákat illeti). Van bizarr, van nyomasztó, van megdöbbentő, van a maga módján kedves, és szépen átszövi őket a finom vagy épp nagyon morbid humor. Imádom.

Népszerű idézetek


'You know,' he went on, 'it's extraordinary what sometimes happens. Only last week a man was brought in unconscious, and I opened his head without any anaesthetic at all and removed a small blood clot. I was still working inside the skull when he woke up and began talking.
'"Where am I?" he asked.
'"You're in hospital."
'"Well," he said. „Fancy that.”
'"Tell me," I asked him, „is this bothering you, what I'm doing?”
'"No," he answered. „Not at all. What are you doing?”
'"I'm just removing a blood clot from your brain."
'"You are?"
'"Just lie still. Don't move. I'm nearly finished."
'"So that's the bastard been giving me all those headaches," the man said.'

169. oldal William and Mary (Penguin 1984)


Personally, I mistrust all handsome men. The superficial pleasures of this life come too easily to them, and they seem to walk the world as though they themselves were personally responsible for their own good looks. I don't mind a woman being pretty. That's different. But in a man, I'm sorry, but somehow or other I find it downright offensive.

113. oldal Galloping Foxley (Penguin 1984)


I was completely isolated in my own luxurious little shell, as snug as a hermit crab and travelling a lot faster. Oh, how I love to be on the move, winging away to new people and new places and leaving the old ones far behind! Nothing in the world exhilarates me more than that. And how I despise the average citizen, who settles himself down upon one tiny spot of land with one asinine woman, to breed and stew and rot in that condition unto his life's end. And always with the same woman! I simply cannot believe that any man in his senses would put up with just one female day after day and year after year. Some of them, of course, don't. But millions pretend they do.

270-271. oldal The Visitor (Penguin 1984)


I would have preferred him to keep his hands off the Lagonda altogether, but rather than risk an argument, I said nothing. He went clumping off towards the front of the car, and his walk reminded me of a drunken Hitler Stormtrooper doing the goosestep in very slow motion.
Tabes dorsalis, as I live and breathe.

277. oldal The Visitor (Penguin 1984)

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