Switch Bitch Paperback – Mar 28 2002
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"The four outrageous stories in Switch Bitch certainly do . . . In each case Roald Dahl sets up a realistic situation, then loads it with amazing and fantastic sexual possibilities. Then, somewhere this or the other side of pornography, he produces a denouement of the banana-skin kind--black banana-skin at that." — New Statesman
"One of the most widely read and influential writers of our generation"
"The absolute master of the twist in the tale"
"Dahl is too good a storyteller to become predictable" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.
Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.
Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com
Top Customer Reviews
I doubt I'll ever seek out more of his stories but I am glad I read these. I found the quality uneven with the first story being far superior to the others but all taken together were quite unlike anything I'd read before and I'd recommend them based on that alone.
I was pretty gripped by the first story; I found the character to be very layered and interesting. Dahl included a lot of elements that lent depth to the character. But the ending disappointed me; it was so gimmicky! I felt rather cheated, as though the whole story had been a long road to a cheap punch line. What about all that character detail? Had it been for nothing?
The rest of the stories seemed the same way, too.
I wouldn't call the book "worthless." It was certainly entertaining. But by the third story, all I could do was listen and try to guess what the next punch line would be, and the layers of the characters seemed to lose all meaning.
Most recent customer reviews
An easy read, well-plotted, and often surprising, these four stories should please most readers with a taste for the ironic. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2000
Roald Dahl, perhaps the most entertaining short story writer ever to grace the world with his genius, created a world unto itself in this collection of four short stories, a world... Read morePublished on June 27 1999
As Dahl goes, this is an acutely uneven collection of short stories. Interesting that I loved the two written about unmarried people, and barely liked the two written about... Read morePublished on July 27 1998