The Rand Hotel by William Burleson is a 49-page short story primarily about the history of a relationship between a father and his son. During the examination, there is also informed commentary on an urban subculture of Minneapolis, block E. Block E is also the title of a three-volume Burleson collection which includes this story. The collection sells for USD 2.99 on Amazon, this single sells for USD 0.99. I fought off the anxiety of insufficient math skills as I tried to calculate possible savings I had given up by purchasing only this story so I could decide whether I wanted to read all three stories. This story is great with nice twists; I will read the other stories in the collection.