Jakarta by Alice Munro: Plot Summary, Analysis & Review

Jakarta, a short story by Alice Munro, first appeared as part of her collection of short stories in Love of a Good Woman. Jakarta: Plot Summary and Analysis The story is set in Vancouver and spans over three decades, starting in the 1950s and lasting until 1990s. It is narrated in a back and forthContinue reading “Jakarta by Alice Munro: Plot Summary, Analysis & Review”

A Dog’s Tale by Mark Twain: Summary, Analysis and Review

A Dog’s Tale is a short story written by Mark Twain. It was first published in 1903. The story is told from the perspective of a dog and narrates the journey of a dog’s life.. Mark Twain had once said: If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not biteContinue reading “A Dog’s Tale by Mark Twain: Summary, Analysis and Review”

Hell Is The Absence Of God: Summary, Analysis and Review

Hell is the Absence of God is a short story (novellete) written by Ted Chiang. First published in 2001, this story primarily revolves around Neil Fisk, a recent widower, who lost his beloved wife in the aftermath of an Angel’s visitation. “Obedience, he might have managed, but sincere, heart-felt love (for God)? That was aContinue reading “Hell Is The Absence Of God: Summary, Analysis and Review”

Cupid and the Paintbrush by PG Wodehouse: Summary, Plot Analysis, Review

Cupid and the Paintbrush is a short story written by PG Wodehouse – an English author and one of the most popular humorists of the 20th century. The story revolves around a man who proposes marriage to his love interest through a unique contest.  Let’s take a look at the plot summary of the shortContinue reading “Cupid and the Paintbrush by PG Wodehouse: Summary, Plot Analysis, Review”

So Now You Know What Else Existed In The World Outside Of You, Before You Knew Only About Yourself: Franz Kafka

I read this quote in Franz Kafka’s popular and absolutely amazing short story The Judgement. “So now you know what else existed in the world outside of you, before you knew only about yourself!” Reading this from the story felt like seeing through a kaleidoscope – moments from my own life where I was eitherContinue reading “So Now You Know What Else Existed In The World Outside Of You, Before You Knew Only About Yourself: Franz Kafka”

Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang: Summary and Review

Story of Your Life is a science fiction short story written by Ted Chiang. It was first published 1998. The story revolves around a renowned linguist and how she makes a breakthrough in communicating with the aliens that have landed all over the world in massive spaceships. This story received many accolades and shot toContinue reading “Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang: 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”

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 revolves around a 59-year old man whose name is Ove. It tells the story of love, friendship, compassion, grief and the importance of friends and community inContinue reading “A Man Called Ove: Summary, Plot Analysis, Review and Quotes”

The Painted Veil: Summary, Review and 3 Things To Love About it

The Painted Veil is a novel written by W Somerset Maugham in 1925. The novel also inspired a 2006 drama movie of the same name (starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts). It is a story of love, betrayal, hatred, revenge and redemption. “How can I be reasonable? To me our love was everything and youContinue reading “The Painted Veil: Summary, Review and 3 Things To Love About it”