‘Shot of Short’ #2: The Magic Shop

Title: The Magic Shop by H. G. Wells
Date Read: 28 September 2008
Briefly: A father takes his son Gip to a magic shop in London, that proves to be more magical than he’d expected.
Afterthoughts: It maybe short in length but it’s long in quality. Great descriptions and a real feeling of father and son bond.
Notable Quote: “At any rate, there he was behind the counter- a curious, sallow, dark man, with one ear larger than the other and a chin like the toecap of a boot”

Rating: ★★★☆☆

*Story read as part of my 100 Shots of Short 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).