Someone Like You by Roald Dahl

Someone Like You

Roald Dahl

270 pages first pub 1953 (editions) user-added

fiction classics horror short stories dark fast-paced


There's the gambler who collects little fingers from losers...there's the lady who murders her husband with a frozen leg of lamb...not to mention the man who has made a machine that can hear grass scream...Roald Dahl's particular brand of bizarre,...

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Community Reviews Summary of 412 reviews


dark 66%
mysterious 50%
funny 38%
lighthearted 22%
reflective 16%
tense 16%
adventurous 11%
challenging 11%
relaxing 5%


medium 50%
fast 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 69% | A mix: 15% | Character: 15%

Strong character development?

No: 81% | N/A: 18%

Loveable characters?

No: 63% | It's complicated: 18% | Yes: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 41% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 8%

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