Review: The Overcoat

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The OvercoatThe Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A charming little story. Despite its accolades, I found it somewhat ordinary, even predictable. Which is not to say it was a bad story, only that it didn’t create any sense of awe in me. What I liked about it was that it took an innocuous theme (the purchasing of a new overcoat when the old one is worn out), and dramatized it in an hysterical way. This is not a comedy, but its charm is irresistible.

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Victor A. Davis has always loved reading and writing short stories. He is an avid hiker and even when away from the world of laptops and wifi, keeps a pocket paperback and a handwritten journal to keep him company on trail. He is the author of two short story collections, Grains of Sand and The Gingerbread Collection. Join his Mailing List for special announcements about upcoming works.