These eighteen tales of the macabre show Dahl's dark brilliance as a
short-story writer. They are wicked (as an old man attracts the
attentions of those more interested in his skin than his wellbeing),
shocking (as distasteful bets are made - a daughter's hand on the
identity of a glass of claret, a finger risked for a Cadillac) and
blackly humorous (as a cuckolded husband receives a chance to take his
revenge out on his wife's neck). "Someone Like You" is as devilishly
ingenious and suspenseful as writing gets.