Il volume raccoglie sette storie di Roald Dahl: "Un gioco da ragazzi" è il suo primo racconto e parla del suo incidente di volo; "Il tesoro di Midenhall" è la storia (vera) della scoperta di un tesoro romano nella campagna inglese; in "La meravigliosa storia di Henry Sugar" il protagonista impara a vedere senza usare gli occhi e sbanca i casinò di tutto il mondo. Altri personaggi importanti sono i violenti teppisti del "Cigno" e "L'autostoppista", dotato di poteri magici. In "Un colpo di fortuna" Dahl ripercorre i fortuiti eventi che lo portarono a diventare scrittore.
- ISBN: 8869187373
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 208
A (somewhat) delightful variety of short stories. After reading Switch Bitch (also a short story collection by Dahl), I did not have much hope for this collection. If you have not read those stories, I could sum them up on three words: Pervy, Misogynistic and Disturbing. While this one was certainly Leggi tutto
The short story collection contains 7 stories: The Boy Who Talked with Animals 4 stars The Hitch-Hiker 3 stars The Mildenhall Treasure 3 stars The Swan 3 stars The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar 4 stars Lucky Break 4 stars A Piece of Cake 2 stars There are several of these that I really enjoyed and the rest Leggi tutto
Didn't everyone try to learn to see through things using the flame trick like Henry Sugar?
The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar And Six More, Roald Dahl The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, is a collection of seven short stories written by Roald Dahl. They are generally regarded as being aimed at a slightly older audience than many of his other children's books. Chapters: The Boy Leggi tutto
I picked this one up after seeing a review on GR and started it almost two months ago. It's a book of short stories and I would pick it up when I needed a quick break from work, current reading, chores, etc. So it taking me two months to read was not a sign of it being boring. All this and I probabl Leggi tutto
This book is made up of multiple short stories by Roald Dahl. - "The Boy Who Talked With Animals - in which a stranded sea turtle and a small boy have more in common than meets the eye. - The Hitchhiker - proves that in a pinch a professional pickpocket can be the perfect pal. - The Mildenhall Treasure Leggi tutto
Re-reading one of my all time favorite books or more accurately short stories by Road Dahl. While the story of Henry Sugar is far less known than James and the Giant Peach or Charile and the Chocolate Factory ... as much as I loved those stories growing up, its Henry Sugar that stuck with me the mos Leggi tutto
Roald Dahl's books always have wonderful effect on me. When I read The Witches, I thanked God I didn't meet any witch as a child. When I read Matilda, I think she's the brightest girl ever. When I read Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, I believe that there is a very big and magical chocolate factory s Leggi tutto
Jumping back into Roald Dahl literature has been one of the best experiences in terms of reading this year. I never considered that I would enjoy short stories so much. Stories that you start and finish before going to bed. Such a refreshing feeling. As a lover of Roald Dahl's stories in childhood, h Leggi tutto
This book was a pretty big disappointment after how much I’ve loved all of Dahl’s other work that I’ve read. I feel like he just didn’t capture my attention with these stories. I found myself flipping forward to see how much I still had to struggle through before each story was done. I think I’ll st Leggi tutto
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