From Publishers Weekly
An antique dealer posing as a clergyman to help his business turn a larger profit is one of the con artists, poachers and thieves who inhabit the rustic community introduced in these seven stories. According to PW , "Dahl shrewdly uses ostensibly simple fables as vehicles for richly mordant examinations of human foibles."
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Very good book. I love anecdotes.
If you've only read Dahl's books for children, you've missed out on his sick, wonderful, glorious sense of humor in short stories for grown-ups. As twisted as his children's books are, this collection of adult stories is even more twisted, macabre, and delicious!
I won't tell you more...you'll have to read them to believe them. Dahl's remarkable use of language and incredible story-telling abilities give these tales, each with a twist at the end, an amazing taste. Lots of fun to read!