Today I’d like to introduce you to a book by an author I’m sure you all know; Roald Dahl. You’ll probably be well aware of his children’s books, but what you may not know is that he also writes books for adults. Roald Dahl’s adult books are all a little dark, sinister or macabre. We see a little bit of Dahl’s twisted side in his children’s books – Miss Trunchbull forcing a child to eat a giant chocolate cake in front of the whole school in ‘Matilda’, the children turned into mice in ‘The Witches’ and Violet expanding into a giant blueberry after chewing gum against Willy Wonka’s instructions in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. ‘Kiss Kiss’ by Roald Dahl is a collection of short stories showcasing Dahl’s most macabre stories. There’s ‘The Landlady’, patiently waiting for her next guest at her charming bed and breakfast, there’s ‘Royal Jelly’, the strange tale of just how useful this bee’s product can be, and there’s ‘Pig’ – I’ll let you discover just what ‘Pig’ is.
My favourite story from this collection is based on a true historical event – ‘Genesis and Catastrophe’. What’s yours?