Category: Short Story

Review: The Haunted House by Charles Dickens

The Haunted House by Charles Dickens Final Verdict: 2.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 24 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens is actually a compilation work, with contributions from Hesba Stretton, George Augustus Sala, Adelaide Anne Procter, Wilkie… Continue Reading “Review: The Haunted House by Charles Dickens”

Review: Who is Mark Twain? by Mark Twain

Who is Mark Twain? By Mark Twain Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 14 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impacful Who is Mark Twain? is a collection of short stories, essays and letters, published posthumously by Twain’s editors.  It encompasses a… Continue Reading “Review: Who is Mark Twain? by Mark Twain”

Review: Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser

Summary: Steven Millhauser’s Dangerous Laughter is a collection of 13 short stories, separated into 3 “categories” or “studies:” 1) Vanishing Acts 2) Impossible Architecture and 3) Heretical Histories.  The collection also begins with a short story called “Cat and Mouse,” which Millhauser classifies as… Continue Reading “Review: Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser”

Review: Look at the Birdie by Kurt Vonnegut

It’s hard to believe that a person could be such a brilliant, en pointe writer for so very long. Many of the stories (if not all?) in Look at the Birdie seem to have been written later in Vonnegut’s life. The illustrations are all… Continue Reading “Review: Look at the Birdie by Kurt Vonnegut”

Review: Previously Read, Briefly Reviewed

Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger This collection of short stories has been sitting on my shelf for about a year. I love J.D. Salinger, but I suppose I was a bit leery of reading his short stories, as I’ve only read his novel The… Continue Reading “Review: Previously Read, Briefly Reviewed”


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