Top 10 Roald Dahl Books To Read

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About Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl is one of the famous British Novelist who is also a well-known short story writer, screenwriter, poet and also the pilot. He has written many books and his books where sold more than 250 billion copies all around the world. In this blog, lets see some of the best ten Roald Dahl books which you should not miss out any time.

Top 10 Roald Dahl Books To Read

1. The Gremlins

Roald dahl books - The Gremlins

This was the Roald Dahl’s first book which he has written for the Walt Disney Productions. For this book, a series of gremlin characters was developed and was built nicely with the Dahl’s assistance. Unfortunately for some reasons the film was abandoned even after the start of the pre-production works.

The Gremlin’s storybook is all about the mischievous creatures and the title was invoked from the Royal Air Force pilots which explain the mechanical troubles and other issues which they face normally.

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2. Some Time Never

Some Time Never

Some Time Never is a book written by Roald Dahl during the year 1948. This is the first adult novel written by him. This book was started by Roald Dahl after the editor Maxwell Perkins’s interest in publishing a lengthy Novel. Initially, this book doesn’t get any good reception and was considered to be a failure.

But later this book became popular and was sold all around the world. When you check around now, this book has more negative reviews than positive feedback. But this book is still liked by many.

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3. Kiss Kiss

Kiss Kiss

Kiss Kiss is a collection of many short stories which is written by the all-time famous author Roald Dahl. This book was first published in the year 1960 by Alfred a Knopf. The main thing to note about this book is that it contains lots and lots of short stories.

Also, the small factor to note about this book is that some constituent stores had been already published somewhere. It contains many short stories inside like The Landlady, William and Mary, Royal Jelly, George Porgy, Pig, The Champion of the World, etc.

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4. The Magic Finger

The Magic Finger

The Magic Finger is a famous book written by Roald Dahl. This book was published in the year 1966 and this is well known for the children fantasy story. This book was illustrated by Quentin Blake. This book was first published in the United States by Harper & Row, William Pene du Bois.

This book was also published as a Pene du Bois edition by Allen and Unwin later in the year 1968. This book also has many later editions which were illustrated by Pat Marriott, Quentin Blake and Tony Ross.

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5. Switch Bitch

Switch Bitch

Switch Bitch is a book full of adult stories that were written in the year 1974 by the writer Roald Dahl. This book was written based on the theme of the “Four Stories”. Four Stories was initially published in Playboy between the years 1965 and 1974.

These stories are collected and linked to form the themes of the Rapy by Deception with more acts speaking about cruelty and cunning. These kind of books may not be suitable for kids, but will be the perfect fit for the adults.

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6. My Uncle Oswald

My uncle Oswald

The Uncle Oswald is published in the year 1979. Also, the character and the Novel starts Uncle Oswald is the one who previously appeared in “The Visitor” and “Bitch” which are the two short stories written by Roald Dahl. These can be found in the book Switch Bitch which we have mentioned earlier in this blog.

The main summary of this book is that when Uncle Oswald discovers the properties of the “Sudanese Blister Beetle”, He plans to steal the semen of the great men and sell it to women who want to have children fathered by the geniuses.

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7. George’s Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine which is also known as George’s Marvelous Medicine in the United States is a book which is written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. This book was first published in the year 1981 and it was praised mainly for its humour and also was criticised for its underdeveloped plot and the uneven ending of the story.

This is one of the shorter children’s books that was written by Roald Dahl.

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8. Two Fables

Two fables

Two Fables is one of the famous books which was written by Roald Dahl. This book again has the collection of two short stories which was written and published in the year 1986. This book was published by Viking in England and in the year 1987 by the Straus, Farrar and Giroux in the United States.

As mentioned earlier, this book contains the two short stories, Princess and the Poacher, Princess Mammalia.

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9. Rhyme Stew

Rhyme Stew

Rhyme Stew is a collection of many short poems.  This book mainly suits best for children and also adults. This book was written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. Most of the stories in this book contain slight sexual notations and references. Due to this kind of mention, this book is not allowed for small kids or under-aged children.

Even though its mentioned as a children’s book, Its not suited for underage kids as it contains adult references.

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10. Esio Trot

Esio Trot

Esio Trot is one of the best children’s novels which is written by Roald Dahl. This book was illustrated by Quentin Blake. This book was published in the year 1990. The main thing to note about this book is that this book is the last book which is written by Roald Dahl.

The author died immediately after two month of releasing this book.

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If you are looking for some of the famous books written by Roald Dahl, then this blog should have helped you to find some of the best picks from his list for you. We have listed just a few and still, there are many best Roald Dahl books.

Disclaimer: The images used for the books are not owned by UK Business Magazine and they are picked from Amazon.co.uk. The copyrights for the images goes to respective business owners.

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