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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So begins “The Open Window” one of Saki’s most famous stories. It is a number of short very short stories and some are excellent.

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. Munro, was a Suuperbeasts writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture. Jan 30, Honoria rated it it was amazing.

Beasts And Super Beasts

Saki is considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O. With a little bit of humor thrown in, and not all that many beast stories but just enough at the start to convince you.


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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. Nov 08, Dione Basseri rated it it was amazing Shelves: When the uncles arrive at the house, the delicate Mr.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

I still really like the writing style, but the stories are so repetitive that it’s hard to fit in a whole book. One of my favorites was The Henabout a delicious bit of trickery foisted on an unwanted guest. 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.


For instance, in “The Open Window”, Mr. And there are those, like Laura and The Elkwhich are downright macabre, dealing in a somewhat chillingly flippant way with death the superbeast tends to make it even more macabre.

Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Unfortunately, the story does not have a happy ending. I delighted in these very short short stories, but others may find Saki’s humor a bit dated ajd times. Saki influenced one of my favorite humor writer, P. Trivia About Beasts and Super Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I’m definitely looking out for more Saki.

Jan 08, Greg Fanoe rated it it was ok Shelves: Dark, charming and funny social satires of Edwardian England. Saki, born Hector Hugh Munroe, wrote about characters with, sometimes, a sadistic cruel streak in them.

When I was young I discovered Saki and read all his stories. An Englishman finds himself stranded in the middle superbeastz heavily snowed-under European countryside, wolves prowling a few feet away.