Tag Archives: Haruki Murakami

Book Review: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami

God, I hate short story collections. They are damn near impossible to review. Unless you have somehow managed to find one written in a single year long cluster there it virtually no way to engage it properly. It’s like having … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll mention it again just for the sake of posterity: Murakami and I do not agree on the fundamentals of writing. He creates yamato-e paintings. Giving you the tangible as he deems necessary as well … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Book Review: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

Liu’s short stories are so good, so short that I can’t shake the feeling that he is simply giving away ideas. Each is an untold epic in its own right, waiting to be written from the sheer power of its … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment