The world's shortest novel
According to Umberto Eco, who's the sort of chap who knows this sort of thing, this, by Augusto Monterroso, is the world's shortest novel: El Dinosaurio ('The Dinosaur'). Here it is, the whole thing:
Think about it. Comments on the plot and theme will be entertained below.
- Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí.
- ("When he awoke, the dinosaur was still there.")