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Three Questions | Leo Tolstoy | Literary Roadhouse Ep 54

Three Questions

Next week’s story is In The Act Of Falling by Danielle Mclaughlin

Rated Clean

Maya couldn’t join the podcast for this episode. Anais, Gerald, and Rammy dug into this story without the Tolstoy fan girl, and discovered divergent opinions. Three Questions surprised Anais and Gerald by being a short parable, which is not what one expects of Tolstoy. for this reason, the story left them wanting more. Meanwhile, Rammy was happy as a clam with this morality tale. And while this short story received mixed reviews from our hosts, nonetheless the themes and lessons are timeless and well received. How would you have answered the three questions?

During the discussion, we also debate the merits of children’s morality tales versus adult morality tales. Let us know your thoughts on what makes for adults themes versus children’s themes. We’re curious to hear your opinion in the comment section below.

Don’t forget to rate the story! For the history of our goofy system, see Anais’ post “Read Short Stories or Ray Bradbury Cries.” On a scale of 1-6 Bradberries, how do you rate Three Questions? Tell us in the comments below or via voicemail, and we will give the final tally on the next episode.