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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This book is not as funny as I remember it being, and it is a lot more British than I’d imagined any book could ever be. This list may change the next time I read it, yes there will probably be a beazts time, but this time around these stories got to me the strongest.

The stories lack drama, but the reader is a goody two-shoes and hard to listen to, unless you are enamored of NPR. As with The Chronicles of Clovis, I vastly enjoy rediscovering stories I forgot or only vaguely remember. Be the first to ask a question about Beasts and Super-Beasts. Over the years, of course, one comes across a few very popular stories repeatedly. As for this book in particular, there’s some really good stories mostly the famous ones like “The Open Window” and “The Story-Teller”but Chronicles of Clovis was much better overall.

And there are those, like Laura and The Elkwhich are downright macabre, dealing in a somewhat chillingly flippant way with death the flippancy tends to make it even more macabre. Full list of short stories presented I like to know what I’m purchasing, so, there is the list of short stories narrated in this audiobook It’s the full book unabridged Beasts and Superbeasts 1.


Beasts and Super-Beasts, by Saki

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Get to Know Us. Plus, each of these stories has something to recommend it: Then, I come across something like this and I’m enraptured once more.

Was nice to sit down and read these stories one after another. The is no one like Saki for blending wicked humor with a tinge of superiority Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

Aug 18, Del rated it really liked it.

I delighted in these very short short stories, but others may find Saki’s humor a bit dated at times. View all 3 comments.

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The stories are quite silly and often poking fun at the British people of the time. The difference is that Saki is has a stringer bite. This book intersperses Clovis’ chronicles with horror stories, both of which fascinate even while you can see the inevitable uncomfortable conclusion coming.

I was reminded constantly of the content and form of many modern British comedy acts and sketches, making me wonder if H. May 31, Carla Remy rated it really liked it.

Start reading Beasts and Super-Beasts on your Kindle in under a minute. Saki is considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O. He is known for his devilish twists, I came across a story from this collection via GR friend Tadiana. Trivia About Beasts and Super Jan 30, Honoria rated it it was amazing. Jan 14, Jimmakos Gavagias rated it auperbeasts was ok Shelves: It’s a special feeling at my advanced age.


Like a lot of Mark Twain’s short stories, the actual stories themselves often feel like This book is not as funny as I remember it being, and it is a lot more British than I’d imagined any book could ever be. There are stories set in the comfort of rural England. Give as a gift.

Saki’s powers of expression are those which will fascinate anyone who enjoys a well told tale. Wodehouse if he’d had a bit more maliciousness sarcasm in his writing. Saki influenced one of my favorite humor writer, P. I came across a story from this collection via GR friend Tadiana. The humour is subtle and wry and I came away from a lot of these stories with a smile on my face.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Paperbackpages. The name Saki is often thought to be a reference to the cupbearer in the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, a poem mentioned disparagingly by the eponymous character in Reginald on Christmas Presents.

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