The Roald Dahl Omnibus: Perfect Bedtime Stories for Sleepless Nights on the nightstand in our guest bedroom. I absolutely love the stories collected here. They are the perfect mix of macabre, disgust and humor. If you weren't sleepy before you read them, I don't think this book will help you fall asleep any quicker.
There are so many good stories here, but some of my favorites include:
Lamb to the Slaughter: a housewife kills her husband with a frozen leg of lamb and then serves it to the detectives investigating his death.
The Wish: a young boy must walk across a large carpet where he believes the red spots are burning coals and the black spots are poisonous snakes. If he makes it across he'll get a puppy for his birthday. Believe me, it's intense.
The Great Switcheroo: two married men decide to sneak into the other man's bed to see if their wives can tell the difference.
The Landlady: a gentle old woman who murders her tenants kind of thing.
Poison: a poisonous snake crawls into bed with a man.
Some of the stories are horrifying and others are merely disturbing. They're definitely not for children, but you're going to love them all.
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