Somewhere in his life, Roald Dahl must have crossed paths with Rod Serling, for the two seem to have similar imaginations. Unfortunately, some of the stories in this book didn't seem to end with the same kind of twist that Serling has a flair for. So I was sometimes a little nonplussed. Except for the flat endings, I found the stories very entertaining.
Adult reading from the writer of "James and the Giant Peach" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Imagine all the weird and creepy without the cute singing.
Got from PBS. Since my students enjoy scary stories AND Roald Dahl, I thought they'd enjoy this. Too mature for 4th graders. More for high school students. I didn't realize Dahl wrote some of these "famous" stories like ... the woman who uses frozen meat to kill her husband and then cooks "the evidence" for the detectives.
This book was on the YA shelf, right next to The Scorch Trials and I've always loved Roald Dahl (who wrote this book, not "Ronald" as it's currently mislabeled). I love that Dahl leaves out the really horrifying parts of these creepy little stories, leaving the worst to the reader's imagination. A few of the stories were rather forgettable, but most were pretty good. Overall, not my favorite Dahl, but decent.