Bullet in the Brain

Bullet in the Brain is a short story written by Tobias Wolff and originally published in New Yorker magazine in the September 25, 1995 issue. At just under 2,000 words, it is really an amazing piece. But rather than blab on about it, I wanted to post links to the story for you, Dear Reader, to experience it yourself. Following are links to read, listen to, and watch the author read this great story.

  • Read (HTML version)
  • Read (PDF version)
  • Listen (read by T. Coraghessan Boyle, with a discussion beween Mr. Boyle and  the New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisma.)
  • Watch (read by the Tobias Wolff at City Arts and Lectures)

2 comments

Elliot Margolies

I look forward to your novel Scott. I listen to the New Yorker podcast and heard this one a year or so ago. Love that story. I’m more partial to Wolff’s memoirs though. Just gave “A Boy’s Life” to one of my sons for his bday, and loved “Old School” and “Pharoah’s Army.”

Best wishes,
Elliot

Scott Alumbaugh

Thanks Elliot. Wolf is a great writer, no doubt. As for my novel attempt . . . don’t hold your breath. But I hope it will be worth reading anyway.

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