Sunday, May 17, 2015
author: Hari Kunzru
average rating: 3.38
book published: 2015
read at: 2015/05/17
date added: 2015/05/17
'Ink' by Hari Kunzru is a short story in part of the Vintage Shorts collection. It's part of their 'Short Story Month' collection, and it's a good one.
A Wall Street businessman is on his way to a very important meeting. The trip involves a plane flight. While he is travelling, he thinks about his life and the things that got him to where he is. His mind wanders back to his youth and a series of incidents that occurred then about a boy who was bullied. Why this occurs is unknown, but it had it's impression on him as we see in the story's outcome.
I like short stories, but don't usually find the time or inclination to read them due to other demands. This story read more like a character study or method acting type of piece. I don't think we are necessarily supposed to like our narrator. He comes across as pompous and smug in his wealth and position, but I think that's ok. I enjoyed the writing and I would definitely read more by Hari Kunzru.
I received a review copy of this short story ebook from Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Vintage, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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