The Lost Habberfly
by Mohammad Abdullah Tariq
9 short stories that revolve around the protagonists trapped between suicidal thoughts, the end of the world, homicide, genocide, a love triangle or even the space-time continuum. Devised in months and jotted in hours, the tales reflect the development of not only the character, but also of the writer himself. Not a NYT bestseller, but definitely among the best quick reads.