Beasts and Super-Beasts has ratings and 62 reviews. Will said: I came across a story from this collection via GR friend Tadiana. While I have not rea. Beasts and Super-Beasts was the last collection of Saki’s short fiction published in his lifetime. According to some critics, it is his best. It contains the most. Beasts and Super-Beasts. SAKI ( – ). Saki (December 18, – November 14, ) was the pen name of British author Hector.

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But it is just soooo boring. I can actually see myself suggesting his books for my book group! Saki’s powers of expression are those which superbeasgs fascinate anyone who enjoys a well told tale. There are a bunch of high points in beasys. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: All the stories are short, five-minute reads, so this is a great book if you don’t have a huge chunk of time to devote to a novel.

Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Jan 30, Honoria rated it superbesats was amazing. Paperbackpages. Like a lot of Mark Twain’s short stories, the actual stories themselves often feel like This book anr not as funny as I remember it being, and it is a lot more British than I’d imagined any book could ever be. Unfortunately, the story does not have a happy ending. Saki has an amazing way of giving the punchline with the last sentence, sometimes even the last word, that is really very impressive.


Beasts and Super Beasts is a collection filled with precocious, somewhat bloodthirsty children, sarcastic bachelors, assorted birds, pigs, dogs, and an elk. Mar 19, Jage rated it really liked it.

In doing so, he has sometimes been considered more macabre than Kipling. For anyone interested in Saki, I think this is a good place to start as it has stories that are among the best he did. I still really like the writing style, but the stories are so repetitive that it’s hard to fit in a whole book.

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Wodehouse if he’d had a bit more maliciousness sarcasm in his writing. No trivia or quizzes yet. Ingiltere insaninin kara mizahini yansitan bircok oykuyu icinde barindiran guzel bir kitap. Return to Book Page. Plus, each of these stories has something to recommend it: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Preview — Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki.

I came across a story from this collection via GR friend Tadiana. Each one thoroughly entertaining.


It was his way of commenting on the people of Edwardian times. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Want to Read saving…. Both write about the British upper class in a comic way, stories where aunts wield too much power at times, and so on. This collection had a lot of animal stories I guess the people must the “super-beasts” in the few that didn’t have any animal aspectsuch as the one in which a painter of rural cows manages to shoo a bull not only into his neighbor’s house, but up the stairs!


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Aug 18, Del rated it really liked it. After a few of them I think that my brain was able to switch gears and I became enthralled.

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Jan 08, Greg Fanoe rated it it was ok Shelves: Me han entretenido aunque no me han impactado, casi ya ni me acuerdo. Stories about revenge and anger, about pranks andd jokes and ambition. I wasn’t sure what I expected from this series but I was thoroughly amused by most of the stories in this collection.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Red Door Audiobooks Whispersync for Voice-ready. Get to Know Us. Noir, politically incorrect satire at its best. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I enjoyed this book and recommend it bexsts anyone who enjoys Kipling, Wodehouse or O.