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July 2012 - Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl

This month's pick is a collection of creepy short stories (yay!). Here's the blurb:

Who could imagine that a woman might use a frozen leg of lamb to kill her husband--and then feed it to the investigating police? Or that a greedy group of art dealers would stop at nothing to separate a poor man from a valuable picture--that's tattooed on his back?

These thirteen tales will keep readers spellbound from the opening lines until the surprise-twist endings that are always immensely satisfying. Roald Dahl is one of the few authors ever to be so hugely successful as an author for both children and adults. He was a master of the adult short story and his popular anthologies showcase his skill as a sleight of hand artist. The stories in this new collection have been specially selected as an introduction for teenagers to the adult writings of one of the greatest storytellers ever.

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  • Amy G.

    Oh look, my copy of "Skin" just came in the mail -- now I can start reading it! :-) For next month, we decided on "Parasite Rex" by Carl Zimmer (which is my all-time favorite science book, nerd that I am); here's the blurb from his website: . We were thinking of meeting in Central Park in Santa Clara, but if anyone has ideas of another nice park in the area, please share it! The last Tuesday this month is Aug 28th.

    August 1, 2012

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