For all those of you who grew up reading famous children's books by Roald Dahl such as Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this collection of adult short stories is a sheer delight. It has all the classic elements reminiscent of Dahl's writing style, but with twisted tales that border on horror and macabre. This collection includes stories like Madame Rosette, Lamb to the Slaughter, Skin, Dip in the Pool, The Visitor, The Great Switcheroo among several others, that enthral, entertain and make your skin crawl, while also leaving you craving for more. If you are a fan of classic horror fiction, then these stories by the master storyteller are the perfect way to revel in the mysteries of the unknown.
In Lamb to the Slaughter, we meet Mary Maloney, who kills her policeman husband, when she finds out that he plans on leaving her. Soon her husband's friends drop by to investigate and Mary has a task at hand, trying to make the evidence disappear. In Skin, we are introduced to Drioli, a tattoo artist, who gets a tattoo etched on his back by a young painter in a drunken stupor. Years later, the painter has amassed fame but has also passed away, leaving the tattoo on Drioli's back as one of his masterpieces. Will he accept the offer from a rich tycoon, who promises a life of luxury to Drioli in exchange for the permission for the world to see the tattoo on his back? The remaining stories are written in the same breath and challenge the reader's grasp over reality.
Roald Dahl's penchant for storytelling is renowned all over the world, so much so, that he has been constantly dubbed as 'one of the greatest children's writers of all time.' With Charlie and the Chocolate factory, Dahl painted a vivid picture encompassing every child's dream of owning a chocolate factory while also retaining the humane value of it all. The blood-curdling, chill-inducing stories in this collection, however, are far from sweet and innocent, and explore the darker aspects of the human behaviour. Order the book online today on and relish the superb narrative presented by Roald Dahl. The ISBN 10 number of the book is 0140066942 and its ISBN 13 number is 9780140066944, and it has been published in paperback by Penguin India.