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Sredni Vashtar and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- File Size : 829 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B013S6BMZ4
- Publication Date : August 3, 2015
- Publisher : Dover Publications; First Edition, First (August 3, 2015)
- Print Length : 99 pages
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0486285219
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,686,745 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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From Sredni Vashtar, "the great ferret", to naughty Nicholas in The Lumber Room, each of the well developed short story texts is a minimalists masterpiece, and in each of the individual short stories the reader is given more than an ample serving of Saki's skill of simultaneous character and plot development that invariably lead to absurdly histerical, yet wildly believable conclusions.
The only negative critisism that I would make of this group of short stories is that; although most of the stories are incredibly entertaining and some of them either leave you laughing so hard, or weeping so pathetically, that you are forced to stop reading for a few moments; the formaltion of somewhat stock English characters Saki employs to construct the majority of the stories, combined with the kinds of social and linguistic ambiguities that he exploits to obtain his goals, do become somewhat predictable after a while.