Someone Like You by Roald Dahl

Published July 17, 2020

Someone Like You by Roald Dahl

Book info

  • Title Someone Like You
  • Author Roald Dahl
  • Year 1953
  • Genres Short Stories, Myster

Here, in 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.


Another collection of Roald Dahl short stories. There are some real classics on here, although I think as a whole the collection in Kiss, Kiss is better. There are, of course, the stories that stay with you but there are also those that sort of passed me by and already I’ve pretty much forgotten them.

Last time, I detailed what I thought of every single story in the collection but today I think I just want to shout out the ones that are kinda haunting me: the man jumping overboard to win a bet, the poor soldier with ptsd, the tattoo that is real art.

As always, Roald Dahl is a master of the macabre, and even though not every one is a hit, those that are really are worth your time.

Rating: 4 / 5

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