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Roald Dahl

21 Ratings: 3.9
A British novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter, born in Wales of Norwegian parents.

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter, born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After serving in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, in which he became a flying ace, … see full wiki

3 reviews about Roald Dahl
Quick Tip by . April 12, 2011
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As a child growing up, Dahl's stories were so bizarre, inventive, and quirky that I couldn't help but love them. With his witty eccentricity and his combination of juvenile fantasy, slightly edgy humor, and likable characters (as well as some not so likable characters), Dahl managed to create some wonderful short stories and novels that presented children with morality tales without frightening them or boring them half to death.
Quick Tip by . September 14, 2010
I grew up reading his books, and continue to enjoy his imaginative, funny, and creative stories. He is a master story teller!
review by . December 09, 2008
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I adored Roald Dahl's books like Matilda and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory as a kid — and then I was totally appalled by him as an adult. Who would have known that this childhood hero could have penned sadistic, macabre adult short stories called "Switch Bitch"?     Actually, I admire Roald Dahl a lot more because of it. In one of his adult stories, a character meets up some bad influence on vacation, and proceeds to gamble away his finger and toes in a deadly match. There's …
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