Someone Like You
Someone Like You
Someone Like You
Type: eBook
Released: 1973
Page Count: 272
Format: lit
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0140030743
ISBN-13: 9780140030747
User Rating: 5.0000 out of 5 Stars! (2 Votes)

jon mischke (Boulder, CO USA) | 5 out of 5 Stars!

I read this book ten years ago on a trip to Spain (it was the only english book I could find at the place where I was staying). I forgot to write down the author or the title before leaving, and it killed me when I got home and I remembered all these wonderful stories almost word for word, but couldn't for the life of me find the book.

Well, after ten years of casually searching I finaly decided to buckle down, do some hard research (should say something about the book that it stayed in my head for ten years), and I ended up finding it. Who would've thought, classic children's story author Roald Dahl was capable of writing such twisted, engaging stories as those contained in "Someone Like You?"

Anyway... I love it, and I'm so glad I finally have it. Hopefully you'll enjoy it too!

Owen Hughes (Montreal, Canada) | 5 out of 5 Stars!

Roald Dahl is of Norwegian parentage but grew up in England and wrote extensively in English. Over the years he has published a number of collections of short stories, a genre in which he excels. His stories are not always macabre, but they invariably have a twist, making them unforgettable many years later.

Some of them, it is true, may have you writhing slightly, but even so, you will appreciate the intention, as well as the finesse. There are so many good writers around, it's hard to get to them all, but it's worth finding "Someone Like You" for a number of reasons. First of all, you might like Dahl, in which case you'll be set for quite a while (as long as you can find his books). Secondly, he is a technical wizard (in one of his stories, concerning a wordsmith, he discusses some of the aspects of the very wizardry he practices) and you should have a look at that side of him. He should not be out of print - he deserves better. There's no doubt in my mind that we'll be reading Dahl for many years to come, if we've got any sense.

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