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The first short story in his series titled The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin, The Shot revolves around a renowned marksman named Silvio who seeks revenge from a Count for having devalued his life and resultantly damaging his reputation.
What makes this book stand out?
Silvio’s thoughtfulness and consideration in spite of being the best marksman around, as well as the autobiographical components of the story.
Read it for
The unfolding of the events, and the evolution of Silvio’s character.
Don't read it for
Do not read this book if you seek violence and bloodshed!