The Stone Boy: Short Story Summary, Analysis and Review

The Stone boy is a short story by Gina Berriault. It was first published in 1957 in Mademoiselle magazine. The story revolves around a nine-year-old boy who accidentally shoots his older brother, but is freakishly calm about it later on. The short story catapulted its author, Gina Berriault, to international fame when the story wasContinue reading “The Stone Boy: Short Story Summary, Analysis and Review”

The Judgement by Franz Kafka: Summary, Analysis and Review

The Judgement is a short story written by Franz Kafka. It was first published in 1912. The story revolves around a young merchant and his relationship with his father. Franz Kafka was running a business while writing this story, which limited his literary creativity. This conflict inspired the protagonist of ‘The Judgement.’ “So now youContinue reading “The Judgement by Franz Kafka: Summary, Analysis and Review”

The Bear Came Over The Mountain: Summary and Review

The Bear Came Over The Mountain is a short story by Canadian author and nobel laureate Alice Munro. It revolves around Grant and Fiona, an elderly couple who have been married for several decades and their struggle with Alzheimer’s and infidelity. “I don’t think there is anything to worry about. I expect I am justContinue reading “The Bear Came Over The Mountain: Summary and Review”

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Story, Summary, Review

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is a short story written by Alice Munro. This story was published in a book of the same name which contained a few other short stories by Munro. This story revolves around the life of Johanna, a plain-looking, poor but a dedicated unmarried woman. She works for Mr McCauley, aContinue reading “Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Story, Summary, Review”

If You’re Not Yet Like Me: Summary, Plot Analysis and Review

If You’re Not Yet Like Me is a short story written by Edan Lepucki. It is a story of a single woman – Joellyn – who lives alone in an apartment in New York. Joellyn happens to be narrating the stories of her (failed) romance with an unemployed, terribly-dressed man named Zachary to her unbornContinue reading “If You’re Not Yet Like Me: Summary, Plot Analysis and Review”

I Am The Lion Now: Short Story, Summary, Plot Analysis and Review

I Am The Lion Now is a short story by Edan Lepucki. It revolves around a pregnant woman that lives in LA with her husband. The couple lead an ordinary life until a possum shows up at their door.  No, I am not talking about the famous incident at the Bronx zoo where a womanContinue reading “I Am The Lion Now: Short Story, Summary, Plot Analysis and Review”

Bartleby The Scrivener: Summary, Analysis, Quotes, Review and Free PDF

Bartleby The Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a short story or novella written by American author Herman Melville. It was first  published in two parts in the November and December 1853 issues of a magazine. It tells the story of Bartleby – a scrivener (a clerk or scribe) who works for a ManhattanContinue reading “Bartleby The Scrivener: Summary, Analysis, Quotes, Review and Free PDF”

The Most Dangerous Game: Short Story, Summary, Characters, Theme, Plot Analysis

The Most Dangerous Game is a short story written by Richard Connell. Also known as “The Hounds of Zaroff”, this story was originally published in 1924. It revolves around an American man passionate about game hunting who realizes, after a series of events, what it means to be a hunter or a huntee – andContinue reading “The Most Dangerous Game: Short Story, Summary, Characters, Theme, Plot Analysis”

A Man Called Ove: Summary, Plot Analysis, Review and Quotes

A Man Called Ove is a fiction novel that was originally published in 2012. It is written by Fredrik Backman – a Swedish writer and blogger. The novel was first published in Swedish language and then translated and published in English in 2013. The novel revolves around a 59-year old man whose name is Ove. ItContinue reading “A Man Called Ove: Summary, Plot Analysis, Review and Quotes”

The Missing Piece Meets The Big O: Summary, Meaning and 4 Life Lessons

The Missing Piece Meets the Big O is a short story (conveyed through poems and drawings) written by Shel Silverstein. It was first published in 1976. The story revolves around a “Little Piece” who is looking for its perfect match that would ‘complete’ it. “I was hoping that perhaps I could roll with you…” “YouContinue reading “The Missing Piece Meets The Big O: Summary, Meaning and 4 Life Lessons”