Title: Kiss Kiss

Author: Roald Dahl

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 192

Rating: 4/5

The stories in this collection are dark, just like how I like it. In fact, we start off with one in which a crazed landlady is basically slowly luring people to her boarding house that she can stuff them in a form of human taxidermy.

The madness continues from there, and there are some delightfully disturbing stories which are not only not suitable for kids but also probably best avoided unless you’re into horror and psychological thrillers.

Because of that, we get to see another side of Dahl that we don’t really see anywhere else, and so that makes this one reading for that alone. As with any short story collection, it has its ups and downs and a few stories that I didn’t particularly care for, but overall I have to say that it was a pleasant surprise even considering I had reasonably high expectations.

We all know and love Roald Dahl for being a children’s author, but that does him a disservice. These stories hold up well against the best.

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