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Tetonia
Tetonia rated it 2 years ago
Lovely.
Tetonia
Tetonia rated it 2 years ago
A re-read out loud with my husband as we drove to the city, as part of our conversation.
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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.
mollysmommyreads
mollysmommyreads rated it 3 years ago
I am completely in love with O. Henry.
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years 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, ...
mollysmommyreads
mollysmommyreads rated it 4 years ago
My absolute favorite O. Henry story. I read it for the first time my freshman year in college and I've read it pretty regularly since then.
deborahmarkus7
deborahmarkus7 rated it 5 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 ...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it 6 years ago
This is a great story to use in an English class; it's thought-provoking and can lead to a great discussion of what makes people "good" or "bad", or if people can even be classified like that. However, it's not a good story to read for enjoyment. It's not that interesting.
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