The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More Roald Dahl turns his pen to anything twisting everyday life into powerful and sometimes terrifying fantasies including turtles fingersmiths The Mildenhall Treasure and even a man who can see wi

  • Title: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • ISBN: 9780140057737
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
  • Roald Dahl turns his pen to anything, twisting everyday life into powerful, and sometimes terrifying fantasies, including turtles, fingersmiths, The Mildenhall, Treasure, and even a man who can see with his eyes closed.

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    1. A (somewhat) delightful variety of short stories. After reading Switch Bitch (also a short story collection by Dahl), I did not have much hope for this collection. If you have not read those stories, I could sum them up on three words: Pervy, Misogynistic and Disturbing. While this one was certainly better, this is definitely not one of my favorites.The Boy Who Talked to Animals - An enormous sea turtle becomes caught by fishermen - who themselves are caught between killing, eating and dismember [...]

    2. I picked this one up after seeing a review on GR and started it almost two months ago. It's a book of short stories and I would pick it up when I needed a quick break from work, current reading, chores, etc. So it taking me two months to read was not a sign of it being boring. All this and I probably had too many books going on at once.This book contains stories that are quite different from some of the usual Dahl books. Some are pretty short and some are longer, with a total of seven stories. T [...]

    3. This book is made up of multiple short stories by Roald Dahl.- "The Boy Who Talked With Animals - in which a stranded sea turtle and a small boy have more in common than meets the eye.- The Hitchhiker - proves that in a pinch a professional pickpocket can be the perfect pal.- The Mildenhall Treasure - a true tale of fortune found and an opportunity lost.- The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar - in which a modern-day Robin Hood brings joy to the hearts of orphans - and fear to the souls of casino ow [...]

    4. Re-reading one of my all time favorite books or more accurately short stories by Road Dahl. While the story of Henry Sugar is far less known than James and the Giant Peach or Charile and the Chocolate Factory as much as I loved those stories growing up, its Henry Sugar that stuck with me the most. And despite having first read this over 30+ years ago, enjoy it just as much as an adult. Highly recommended

    5. Jumping back into Roald Dahl literature has been one of the best experiences in terms of reading this year.I never considered that I would enjoy short stories so much. Stories that you start and finish before going to bed. Such a refreshing feeling. As a lover of Roald Dahl's stories in childhood, his writing style is one of the most easy to read and grabs-you-by-the-writing-and-plot-and-never-lets-you-go. This was such a great read and overall, my rating was based on my enjoyment.Ratings for ea [...]

    6. Roald Dahl's books always have wonderful effect on me.When I read The Witches, I thanked God I didn't meet any witch as a child.When I read Matilda, I think she's the brightest girl ever.When I read Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, I believe that there is a very big and magical chocolate factory somewhere in this world.When I read the Magic Finger, suddenly I have some hatred to these animal hunters.When I read Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator, I wish that I can go to space hotel as well.W [...]

    7. Re-read the main story but I read all of them as a kid. Was poking through the others and found this gem, from Lucky Break:"Here are some of the qualities you should possess or should try to acquire if you wish to be fiction writer:1. You should have a lively imagination.2. You should be able to write well. By that I mean you should be able to make a scene come alive in the reader's mind. Not everybody has this ability. It is a gift, and you either have it or you don't.3. You must have stamina. [...]

    8. I've always been mesmerised by Roald Dahl - but Henry Sugar holds a special place in my heart. A story I could read again and again.

    9. Well I enjoyed this collection of short stories much :) Especially the first two & the last two :)The Boy who talked with Animals was just a great one & the Hitch Hiker was hilarious :D The Wonderful story of Henry Sugar was indeed wonderful & the last one which was rather autobiographical was amazing :) Wish these stories wouldn't end

    10. I enjoyed reading this book. It is a collection of Short Stories. Some of my favorites where:The Boy who talked with Animals. - I love the turtle!!The Mildenhall Treasure - which is based on a true storyThe Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar - Sugar Yes Please!! hahaha!!andLucky BreakI love Roald Dahl. I love how his imagination works. I love his books and it is such a great joy to read them. This book tells us of 7 Different Stories which all of them are amazing. I love the story of Henry Sugar and [...]

    11. After falling in love with Dahl (via Matilda), I read this fantastic collection of short stories. A couple are actually written for adults but were tame enough to transfer well to a younger audience. The tales had such a profound effect on me that I remember them clearly to this day (despite not having read this collection since the umpteenth time when I was in my teens), and I still think fondly about one of them in particular on a regular basis. If I were to be trapped on a desert island with [...]

    12. If you could see with your eyes closed, how would you use your power? That’s what Henry has to decide in one of the seven stories in this extraordinary collection. "The Boy Who Talked With Animals" >> Is about a young tourist boy at a beach resort who seeks to free a giant sea turtle which has been captured by the hotel management. This sounds like a children's story, but the characterization and the setting are quite adult."The Hitchhiker" >> Is an amusing tale about a British hit [...]

    13. This is a wonderful collection of short stories, a collection of tales that could only come from the inimitable Roald Dahl. We read this book slowly, at most one story each night, and savored each one. That is, until we got to the middle of the book. For some reason, once we came to the title tale, we stopped. cold. As in, couldn't seem to pick the book up again for more than a year. I tried, believe me. I put the book on hold, borrowed it, and even tried to start the story, but we just never go [...]

    14. Remembering the joy of reading Road Dahl as a child, I felt very excited when I received ‘The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, And Six More’ as a birthday present. I read this book eagerly and was not disappointed. With seven short stories to capture the reader; including fiction and non-fiction, Roald Dahl once again writes with imagination, wit and intelligence. His use of description throughout these stories is spot on, enabling the reader to conjure some fantastic images. From a boy who c [...]

    15. I was really torn about giving this 3 or 4 stars. I loved two of the stories especially, but the others were a little more average. The whole collection really wasn't what I expected, after my many years of reading Dahl's books. Unlike his children's books (which is where this book is shelved), there are very few children involved and while the stories do have some whimsical elements they aren't nearly as fantastical as his books. I was trying to decide the whole time if I would have liked the s [...]

    16. This is another book which has sat on various shelves for many months now before finally being completed. The short stories (7 of them) are mainly directed at an older age group though touch on similar themes to his younger work. My copy has a different cover which doesn't appear here.I've read 'The Hitch-hiker' before and enjoyed it, found 'The Swan' quite dark and disturbing (taking the bullying of his younger books to more dangerous regions). 'Henry Sugar' though felt a little disappointing. [...]

    17. Seven short stories:1. The Boy Who Talked with Animals2. The Hitch-hiker3. The Mildenhall Treasure nonfiction4. The Swan5. The Wonderful Story of Henry 6. Lucky Break nonfiction7. A Piece of Cake nonfiction This collection is being labeled by the publisher as teenage fiction which in my opinion it's not. Anyway, grown ups should read this collection too, especially these who only knows Dahl by his children books.

    18. This is one of my favorite books for kids. I remember my Mom reading it to us as kids during our Cape Cod vacation. I read it with Hope, Gracie and Henry (he loves the name of the book). It is a great story about how people can change & has a metaphysical bent. Read it aloud to a kid.

    19. I recently read The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl, which tells short stories on a greedy man who changes his lifestyle. In my opinion, Roald Dahl is one of the best authors since he can turn fantasy and unbelievable novels into novels that seem realistic, but still unbelievable. Because of this sense, reading this book has been a wondrous adventure that I couldn't have gotten from other authors. The story of Henry Sugar reminded me a lot of a movie made in 2016 called [...]

    20. Roald Dahl's The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar: and six more, is a collection of seven brilliant short stories. Andrew Scott narrates this audio, and I speak true when I say his voice along with Dahl's words produce a galvanic amalgam of magic intimacy for the ear and mind.The seven stories are:* The Boy Who Talked with Animals* The Hitchhiker* The Mildenhall Treasure* The Swan* The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar* Lucky Break* A Piece of Cake.These are all fine specimen. In "The Boy Who Talked [...]

    21. Roald Dahl is one of my heroes. I can't imagine what my internal childscape would have been like without the company of his characters. His work walks a deliciously fine line with the frightening - funny, magical worlds filled with enough perverse imagination to bring out the darkness in wonder. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory always frightened me a little, as didJames and the Giant Peach. Something about the uncontrollable and occasionally violent craziness of the former, and the horror of th [...]

    22. Collection of 6 of Roald Dahl's stories, including three non-fiction works. Unsurprisingly, his non-fiction isn't as amazing as his fiction, but it's still pretty excellent. One of the non-fiction pieces is the story of how he became a writer, and Dahl says in it that he doesn't really like to write non-fiction because what he loves about writing is inventing stories. It reminds me of an Elie Wiesel quote that I love (and once considered getting as a tattoo): "God created Man because he loves st [...]

    23. I was quite surprised when I read this book, after reading all of Dahl's children's stories. The title suggests that these are happy wonder-filled stories. They are, however, written more for adults or at least teens. The title story involves a man who wanted to be able to cheat at cards by "seeing" through them, and goes off on a huge spiritual journey to study with a yogi to learn how to do this. There was another story about a boy who rides a sea turtle. The story that sticks out most in my m [...]

    24. I'm not usually interested in non-fiction, even Roald Dahl admits he isn't either, but his three non-fiction short stories collected in this book will blow you away.Out of the seven stories in this book, my favorites would have to be:"The Hitchhiker" - Loved the ending! did not see it coming! Also the Tales of the Unexpected episode based on this story rawks! Check it out."The Mildenhall Treasure" - true story about the two ordinary men who found one of the biggest collections of Roman silver in [...]

    25. Yesterday was bright and windy and sunny and I went to Park Slope to meet up with Danny and then Kevin turned up and I hadn't seen either of them in a long time and we all love each other SO DEARLY so there was a lot of grinning and hugs and they are so funny and kind and good, and then Kevin had to go so Danny and I sat in the green cool grass in the park and watched dogs and a beetle crawled on me and then Danny had to go so I went to the comic book store and then it was almost time for Andrew [...]

    26. El título original de esta recopilación de relatos es The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More. No es de los libros que más me ha gustado de Dahl, pero su lectura entretiene y no perderás nada si cae en tus manos. Una cosa que me llamó la atención es que la mayoría de las narraciones breves de Dahl van dirigidas a un público adulto, pero esta recopilación me parece que también podría ser disfrutada por jóvenes lectores de, pongamos por caso, 14 o 15 años.El primer relato del [...]

    27. As you can tell, I loved - still love - Roald Dahl. This was one of my favorite books - one, because it's all short stories and two, I wanted to be Henry Sugar. I even tried the candle bit. "A Piece of Cake" is also well-worth the read. It's autobiographical and if you've read Boy and his other books about himself, you'll enjoy it too. His life is almost unbelievable. Needless to say, I also wanted to be him too when I was young.

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