Book Reviews of Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life (Penguin Fiction)

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life (Penguin Fiction)
Ah Sweet Mystery of Life - Penguin Fiction
Author: Roald Dahl
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ISBN-13: 9780140118476
ISBN-10: 0140118470
Publication Date: 4/1/1991
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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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!