My second book by the author, and again a great surprise. These are not stories for children. Some are just for laughing, others are peculiar, and few of
them a little uncomfortable to read, but all of them are pretty originals and worth the time reading.
The first story that gives the title to the book tells the story of a machine able to write books for every kind of reader. You will need to introduce some variables, and a little time and you will have books finish for readers of adventures, wars, fantasy or whatever your taste is in literature. I don’t like the idea of a machine knowing what I want to read, but that doesn’t matter, the story kept me reading every word until the end.
Mrs Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat. About an unfaithful woman thinking of herself as such a smart person, to finally discover the story of her husband.
The Butler. New rich people, completely deceive by their workers.
Man from the South. A crazy man?
The Landlady. This story remembered me a lot to the movie, Arsenic and Old Lace. But the movie was funny, and the short story is a little creepy.
Parson’s pleasure. I discovered at the beginning how the story was going to finish, and I couldn’t stop myself of thinking: What a shame the Chippendale!
The umbrella man. A funny, intelligent and naughty man.
Katrina. A war story. Maybe, inspired on one of his experiences during the war. A sad one.
The way up to heaven. Sometimes vengeance must be served in its right time.
Royal Jelly. Another film came to my mind. The fly.
Vengeance is Mine Inc. We punch for you.
Taste. Everyone can be cheated but not always they will lose.
Neck. Marriage for money with a good end.
Roald Dahl,was born on September 13, 1916, in Llandaff, South Wales. In 1953, he published the best-selling story collection Someone Like You and married actress Patricia Neal. He published the popular book James and the Giant Peach in 1961. In 1964, he released another highly successful work,Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was later adapted for two films. Over his decades-long writing career, Dahl wrote 19 children’s books. He died on November 23, 1990, in Oxford, England.