Author(s): Roald Dahl
In "Someone Like You", Roald Dahl's first collection of his world famous dark and sinister adult stories, a wife serves a dish that baffles the police; a harmless bet suddenly becomes anything but; a curious machine reveals a horrifying truth about plants; and, a man lies awake waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach. Through vendettas and desperate quests, bitter memories and sordid fantasies, Roald Dahl's stories portray the strange and unexpected, sending a shiver down the spine. Stories include: "Taste", "Lamb to the Slaughter", "Man from the South", "The Soldier", "My Lady Love", "My Dove", "Dip in the Pool", "Galloping Foxley", "Skin", "Poison", "The Wish", "Neck", "The Sound Machine", "Nunc Dimittis", "The Great Automatic Grammatizator", and "Claud's Dog".
The absolute master of the twist in the tale - Observer 'One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation' - The Times
Roald Dahl is best known for his mischievous, wildly inventive stories for children. But throughout his life he was also a prolific and acclaimed writer of stories for adults. These sinister, surprising tales continue to entertain, amuse and shock generations of readers even today.