Friday, February 19, 2010

Book Review -- Skin and other stories

Skin and Other Stories Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Snakes nursing from cows, husbands whacked by legs of lamb, diamonds found in intestines – you’ll find all of this and more macabre writing in Roald Dahl’s short story collection, Skin and other stories. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book – but it was much more entertaining, in a creepy kind of way, than I thought it would be. I must admit, I skimmed several of the stories, due to my overwhelming work load at the moment. However, his writing left you wanting more of the story and less at the same time. It also proved to be a wonderful book discussion!! I thought, “There is nothing in this book to talk about…” boy was I wrong! I’m not a short story reader, but this format is something I plan on reading again.

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1 comment:

wordandcraft said...

Isn't it funny how things can surprise us? In my case, sometimes repeatedly. I never choose to read mysteries (I don't know why), but I always thoroughly enjoy them when I do. Still, I never remember that when I'm browsing for what to read next.