Bullet in the Brain


    Bullet in the Brain Reviews

  • Rebecca Timberlake

    I feel like I'm probably missing the real point here, or at least, not catching all of the meaning, but what I got from this was the critic's lack of interest in things he once enjoyed, causing him to...

  • Hkon Gunnarsson

    The plot of this short story goes something like this: a man who is in a bank when it gets robbed at gun point is so jaded that he has a hard time taking it seriously. If I'm ever in a bank that gets ...

  • Mahek

    There was an interesting scene of discussion about this story in the recent episode of a meditative tv show called "Rectify", where the wise and thoughtful protagonist, who has befriended himself with...

  • Tiana Dalichov

    Absolutely brilliant. Thought-provoking and very well written. Read this quite a few times before I finally rated it on here, because it is that mind-blowing. The emotions and memories that Anders exp...

  • Tim Pendry

    A very short story about a man in the queue of a bank who out of sheer bloody-mindedness takes on the sociopath robbing the bank and gets a bullet in the brain for his trouble. The man is not a pleasa...

  • A. Dawes

    One of the all time great short stories. The protagonist is a pompous art critic whose mind finds flaws in the ceiling fresco of a bank during a dangerous hold up. The story then segues into the prota...

  • mattu

    This is the best short story ever written. It may be that I've been biased by both a TC Boyle reading (on a New Yorker podcast some 10 years back, or so it seems) and a dramatic presentation by Tom No...

  • Riley Redgate

    i reread this every couple weeks and force it on virtually everyone because i sort of feel like it is my duty as a human...

  • Ev.

    Best short story of all time. ...

  • Grumpy Rat

    Pleasant read, indeed....