“Chekhov Shorts”: At the Barber’s

Title: At the Barber’s
Date Read: 03 October 2008
Word Count: 1231
Briefly: Barber Makar Kuzmitch Blyostken gets some unwelcome news about his godfather’s daughter.
Afterthoughts: I really enjoyed this short. Quite humorous in the end. Great description of barber shop.
Notable Quote: “The barber’s shop is small, narrow, and unclean. The log walls are hung with paper suggestive of a cabman’s faded shirt. Between the two dingy, perspiring windows there is a thin, creaking, rickety door, above it, green from the damp, a bell which trembles and gives a sickly ring of itself without provocation. Glance into the looking-glass which hangs on one of the walls, and it distorts your countenance in all directions in the most merciless way!”

Rating: ★★★★☆

*Story read as part of my Checking Off The Chekhov Shorts reading challenge.

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).