The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer that I am linking my Sunday Sum-Ups with. Stop by and say hello!
While I am not able to accomplish as much reading still, I was able to manage a few posts this week so I am calling it a success! I also ventured out for the full day yesterday, so another success! I had plans to review Injection (a recently read GN) but headed out to see Beauty and the Beast instead. Wise call. I am recommending it for anyone and everyone, as it was insta-love for myself. The casting, acting and musical score surpassed expectations.
The Necklace and Other Short Stories
By Guy de Maupassant
Publisher: Xist Classics
Pages: 128 (for entire collection)
Nine memorable classics, characterized by ironic twists of plot, include “Ball of Fat,” regarded by many as technically one of the finest short stories ever written, “The Necklace,” “A Piece of String,” “Mme. Tellier’s Establishment,” “Mademoiselle Fifi,” “Miss Harriet,” “A Way to Wealth,” “My Uncle Jules” and “The Horla.”
Today I am looking solely at The Diamond Necklace for this mini review. This was a very short story that admittedly somewhat dry for my tastes. But it was also an easy read and interesting allegory of a young woman’s struggle with her own social status.
The main character is quite cantankerous and ungracious. However, as most tales with a moral will have it, she is dealt a hard lesson in the end with a somewhat predictable yet satisfying revelation.
The message tucked within is enough to warrant a read of the short story. I have not decided whether I will continue with the collection.
Kings of the Wyld
The Lot of a Nobody
*Remember that The Lot of a Nobody can be snagged for free on Kindle until tomorrow!
My most recent read actually stems from my Goodreads Monday post this week, and I still continue with The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison.
Let the Right One In
By John Ajvide Lindqvist
It is autumn 1981 when the inconceivable comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenage boy is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last—revenge for the bullying he endures at school, day after day.
But the murder is not the most important thing on his mind. A new girl has moved in next door—a girl who has never seen a Rubik’s Cube before, but who can solve it at once. There is something wrong with her, though, something odd. And she only comes out at night….
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