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Skin and Other Stories (Puffin Teenage…

Skin and Other Stories (Puffin Teenage Books) (edition 2001)

by Roald Dahl, Wendy Cooling (Introduction)

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Introduces teenagers to the adult short stories of Roald Dahl.
Title:Skin and Other Stories (Puffin Teenage Books)
Authors:Roald Dahl
Other authors:Wendy Cooling (Introduction)
Info:Puffin Books (2001), Paperback, 224 pages
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A great collection of short stories. Some better than others but that's normal. Roald Dahl is an excellent writer. ( )
  _Marcia_94_ | Sep 21, 2021 |
Sometimes I forget that Roald Dahl wrote books for grown ups as well and whenever I remember that the author of my favorite children’s book also wrote first class horror stories, it tickles me. This wasn’t necessarily a horror anthology, but it was a delightful collection of his more adult stories and, true to his fashion, he gave every one the barest trace of a moral and knew precisely when to end the story to get the most dramatic effect. ( )
  cthuwu | Jul 28, 2021 |
This is a high quality collection of shorts, not aimed specifically at children. The stand-out entry is Lamb to the Slaughter, which is a wicked delight. I was surprised to find a precursor to the kids' novel Danny, Champion of the World here. That was the only one I was exposed to as a child. Should I take them up, now? ( )
  Arbieroo | Jul 17, 2020 |
A few nasty shocks
hearing things one ought not to
cheaters, screaming plants. ( )
  Eggpants | Jun 25, 2020 |
Some of the stories were boring and some were creepy but others were like, what the hell is going on? I wonder if any of them could happen in real life. ( )
  barajash29 | Jan 22, 2020 |
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That year -- 1946 -- winter was a long time going.
Judson lifted his head quickly and looked up. As he did so he saw the Mamba and the Mamba saw him. There was a second, or perhaps two, when the snake stopped, drew back and raised the front part of its body in the air. Then the stroke. Just a flash of black and a slight thump as it took him in the chest. Judson screamed,.....until gradually it faded into nothingness and there was silence. An African Story. (p. 69)
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Skin - Lamb to the slaughter - The sound machine - An African story - Galloping Foxley - The wish - The surgeon - Dip in the pool - The champion of the world - Beware of the dog - My lady love, my dove
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Introduces teenagers to the adult short stories of Roald Dahl.

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  • "Skin"
  • "Lamb to the Slaughter"
  • "The Sound Machine"
  • "An African Story"
  • "Galloping Foxley"
  • "The Wish"
  • "The Surgeon" (first appeared in Playboy, 1986)
  • "Dip in the Pool"
  • "The Champion of the World"
  • "Beware of the Dog"
  • "My Lady Love, My Dove"
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