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I have missed something!
on May 11, 2000
I found the stories in "Three Tales of the Unexpected" in a way interesting. I saw what the intention of Roald Dahl was, which means I found the morbid humour in the stories. Nevertheless I missed something in the stories. I cannot really say what exactly it was, I think it was not tension which the stories lacked, but I found no full sense in the stories. I must say that I liked "William and Mary" very much, and that its sense was quite clear to me. The idea of Mary having the power over her husband, being in fact only a piece of meat respectively brain. I didn't dislike the stories, but as I said I am not sooooo delighted by them. Anyway, I think i should find out something more about the circumstances that Roald Dahl lived in, and what made him write the stories the way he did. Moreover I think I should read one of his longer books like "The Gremlins"...
I rather play Ninetendo. I didn't like three tales of the unexpected, not one of the stories. Well, the second was the best even though it wasn't very thrilling. Everybody knows and has, as a child, done games like this one. The others were very absurd and senseless and that's why I didn't like them at all. I can't explain exacly why but I don't like Dahl's writing style. Reading this book is an absolutely waste of time so you'd rather read a book of John Irving ("The Water-Method Man" is absolutely genial) or play with your nintendo.