You can also find this review on- https: //wp.me/p7GC6G-2aFIf you were ever offered a book that claims to consist of 50 greatest short stories, won ’ t you be apprehensive in buying it?
I looked at it, picked it up, turned it, read the ames of the authors- Anton Chekhov, F.
Gavin itzgerald, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Edgar Alan Poe, and then the ones I, due to my narrow horizon, had never heard of- Ambrose Bierce, D.H. Lawrence, Kate Chopin, and wondered, wondered if I wouldn ’ t regret spending my money and time on it.
So, yeah, I did buy it, read it, and thus this review.Before I tell you what new I discovered through this memoir, let me tell you the time I took to finish this average-sized book.
But, as I said before too, these, for me, have to be among the greatest.With this book, I got a chance to familiarize myself with the authors- Edgar Allan Poe, F.
And what better way is there to start with an author other than his/her short stories, right?
Though, I loved the latter two better than the first one.I always wanted to read him, and these short stories have only avouched for his longer works.Anton Chekhov was another name I was excited about.
Yet, ‘ The Lottery Ticket ’ took it all away from me.Now, the best discovery that I made while reading this collection was of an author with military background.
Shortest it was, but was better than few longer ones in the book that I did not like much.
‘ To Build A Fire ’ was my second-last read of the bestsellin, ‘ The Pit and the Pendulum ’ being the ast one, and what a tory it was!
When I saw this nove, the way I could read all these stories without buying the book, was to take the pictures of the index and read them online.
But for my own convenience in future, be it re-reading the stories, or comparing them, or checking them for one thing or the other, I wanted to have a such hardcopy.The only suggestion I ’ d give to those who plan to read this book is- pick a story randomly from the index, and approach the entire book this way.