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O. Henry
Birth date: September 11, 1862
Died: June 05, 1910
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 9 months ago
4 short stories from three of classic literature's rock stars, all themed for Christmas. O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi - I had just read this in a different collection and as I said there, it's excellent. Short and ironic but absolutely encapsulating the spirit of Christmas. Tolstoy's Where L...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 9 months ago
I'm late (as usual) but I've started my holiday reading. This was my first book, a collection of O. Henry's short stories, starting with The Gift of the Magi which is actually the only Christmas story in the collection, but it's a great one. O. Henry loved a good twist didn't he? All of these ...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 1 year ago
Interesting group of shortsI don't think most of them had an actual point. They were just really about life and the quirks it is. I think the dog one stands out the most to me or maybe the hanging man or the couple divorcing.
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 1 year ago
An anthology of 22 short comedic pieces, I picked this up on impulse at a UBS, because I'd never read any of the authors before (correction: I've read Wodehouse) and there were more than a couple names here that I'd often felt like I should have read, but hadn't; I was afraid they'd be weighty and, ...
deborahmarkus7
deborahmarkus7 rated it 3 years ago
As part of our homeschooling, I used to have my son read a classic Christmas-related work every year. He was fine when we read A Christmas Carol together several years in a row, because I'm sorry but that never gets old. He liked the Sherlock Holmes story "The Blue Carbuncle." And he giggled at the ...
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