John Hersey vs. Haruki Murakami

For this round of the Deal-Me-In Short Story Challenge I drew John Hersey’s “To the End of the American Dream” and Haruki Murakami’s  “Man-Eating Cats.”  At the risk of making this a Haruki Murakami week I decided to go with what the cards dealt and give him another go, even though I just finished his new book.  Scroll down for the review. The title held out the … Continue reading John Hersey vs. Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami vs. John Hersey: A Deal Me In Short Story Challenge

John Hersey was better. For this round of the Deal Me In Short Story Challenge I drew “Firefly” by Haruki Murakami and “A Game of Anagrams” by John Hersey. I did do a little “Yes!” when I drew a short story by Murakami.  For a long time my deck has been dancing around the Murakami cards, getting close, tempting me to stray from the rules. … Continue reading Haruki Murakami vs. John Hersey: A Deal Me In Short Story Challenge

Henry James Goes to Key West – A Deal Me In Short Story Challenge Post

This one was hard. For the Deal Me In Short Story Challenge, I’ve been drawing two cards for two stories and then trying to find a link between the two.  It’s been fun, and relatively easy, up to now. John Hersey’s “The Wedding Dress” from his collection Key West and Henry James’s “John Delavoy” from the Penguin Anthology The Figure in the Carpet.  So far … Continue reading Henry James Goes to Key West – A Deal Me In Short Story Challenge Post

Tobias Wolff Goes to Key West – A Deal Me In Short Story Challenge

To make the Deal Me In Short Story Challenge a little more challenging I’ve been drawing two cards at once and trying to come up with a way to connect the stories. The Deal Me In Short Story Challenge asks participants to assign one short story to each card in a deck and to draw a card at random on a weekly basis.  (I’ve also … Continue reading Tobias Wolff Goes to Key West – A Deal Me In Short Story Challenge