Amy Foster - Joseph Conrad
This story did not work for me. It felt more like an outline of a story that was never fully fleshed out. I think that this was mostly the result of the way the story was told - from the first person by someone who heard it told to them from someone else. Anyone who has every played telephone knows that the further removed you are from the actual events, the more diluted and distorted the story gets. Rather than getting into the main characters' heads to find out what their motivations are, we have a second hand account of what someone thought they might have been thinking.

Since I never really connected with the characters, I did not find the story to be particularly engaging or memorable. In the years to come, this review will probably be the only evidence I'll have to remind myself that I did, indeed, read this story.