Tower of Babylon by Ted Chiang: Summary Explained and Review

“It is true that we work with the purest of aims, but that doesn’t mean we have worked wisely.” With his award-winning short story, Tower of Babylon, Ted Chiang takes us on an exhilarating exploration of the age-old myth of the Tower of Babel. In this science fiction short story, Ted Chiang challenges the principlesContinue reading “Tower of Babylon by Ted Chiang: Summary Explained and Review”

Happiness by Anton Chekhov: Summary, Analysis and Review

You may not be an Eckhart Tolle fan, but you do not need to be one to see the meaning in this.  “Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom from unhappiness is attainable now, by facing what isContinue reading “Happiness by Anton Chekhov: Summary, Analysis and Review”

Crazy Glue by Etgar Keret: Summary, Analysis and Review

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you read these two words: Crazy glue I bet you can recall at least an incident or two about crazy glue – maybe you were the victim to whom the ‘crazy glue’ happened, or you were the one that gave someone their ‘crazy glue’ moment.  ThereContinue reading “Crazy Glue by Etgar Keret: Summary, Analysis and Review”

Charles by Shirley Jackson: Summary, Analysis and Review

For those of you that loved The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, here comes another tale, less fictional and more realistic, atleast to the relatively new parents out there. It’s about Shirley Jackson’s early trysts with raising children that were, more often than not, outside her comprehension and control. Loosely based on events from her ownContinue reading “Charles by Shirley Jackson: Summary, Analysis and Review”

The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro: Summary and Review

Where would your mind take you if someone said the words ‘the love of a good woman’ to you? If your mind quickly takes you to classic romantic movies of yore, a wife tirelessly sacrificing her life for her husband, you are the same as the rest of us. What’s more is that this titularContinue reading “The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro: Summary and Review”

Taming the Bicycle by Mark Twain: Summary, Analysis and Review

I wonder what your first thoughts were looking at the title of the story. Maybe a memory from childhood or a snapshot of some TV program where the protagonist ended up in a ditch, not able to control their bicycle? Well, just when you thought you had seen it all and laughed all you could atContinue reading “Taming the Bicycle by Mark Twain: Summary, Analysis and Review”

The Five Boons of Life By Mark Twain: Summary, Analysis and Review

The Five Boons of Life is a short story by Mark Twain published as part of his collection, The 30000 Bequest and Other Stories. It’s different from his other stories in that it does not have our humorous Mark Twain saying things that make us grin like idiots in awe of his wit, but somethingContinue reading “The Five Boons of Life By Mark Twain: Summary, Analysis and Review”

The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde: Summary and Analysis

The Canterville Ghost is a short story written by Oscar Wilde. It was first published in 1887. Unknown to many, this was his first published prose fiction work. Contrary to what the title of the story may suggest, this is a humorous story at the core of which lies the differences in the American andContinue reading “The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde: Summary and Analysis”

Sweet and Low by Nick White: Summary, Analysis and Review

Sweet and Low is a short story written by Nick White. The story revolves around the life of a young boy Forney, who, having recently lost his father, is coming to terms with a life with his mother – a mother he doesn’t especially feel close to. With the feeling of love comes the dread.Continue reading “Sweet and Low by Nick White: Summary, Analysis and Review”

A Helpless Situation by Mark Twain: Summary and Plot Analysis

Have you ever been in a situation when you were approached by a distant relative of a friend of a friend’s friend, whom you don’t know and have never heard of before, and they asked you for a favor? If so, A Helpless Situation by Mark Twain is sure to take you for a strollContinue reading “A Helpless Situation by Mark Twain: Summary and Plot Analysis”