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Author: O. Henry
Options is O. Henry's sixth short story collection. The stories typical Henry, are masterfully put together, but lack any unifying themes.
An fun collection of stories. As usual, Henry manages to surprise us in some places, but in others he just captures likable, down-to-earth human characters in a refreshing and entertaining manner. "The Third Ingredient" -- 'cute' but also very amusing -- is the best short story I've read for a long time. Hetty reminds one a little of Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables, but is drawn more sympathetically.
These loosely related tales of scamps and underdogs in an unstable Central American republic contain some clever images, as well as some dated, derogatory lan...
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Although the characters cannot change their final destiny, the can make choices along the way.
The Gentle Grafter" looks at business from a distinctly shady angle, with its stories about cool-headed, sharp-dressing trickster Jeff Peters.O. Herny was a s...
This sudden apparition, spewed from the silent house, reached the bottom of the steps as Doctor James came opposite. Her brain transferring its energies from ...
Three familiar agents (32, 33, 666) visit Chimney Rock State Park (NC, USA) on a nice spring day for hiking, history, geology, incredible views, and strange c...
The author (Agent 33) goes back to where he lived for four years (1997-2001) with his 2nd wife and his twelve-year-old son on a nice April day in the Blue Rid...
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This short fiction story entails two beautiful lady colleagues who had all the good times of their lives working and contributing to their careers at an IT fi...
Agents 32 and 33 take a trip to Asheville to take in the Blackbird Blackbird show at the One Stop Deli and Bar.
It's a nice evening of psychedelically inf...