I haven’t been reading as much as I would like. Or, at least, that was the case two weeks ago.
I’ve always been greedy for stories, but lately, I’ve indulged in more movies and television than good textual tales. 1,305 more words
Ekaterina Sedia’s novel The Secret History of Moscow is often seen as a Russian answer to Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, but its protagonist Galina is a more interesting and complex personality than Neverwhere’s Richard Mayhew. 616 more words
The term “mythorealism” was coined by fantasy author Lani Thompson to describe a particular tendency in modern art and literature, the tendency to create stories in which “myth incarnates in the waking world”: 472 more words
As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the 2014 Winter Olympics start tomorrow in Sochi, Putin’s favorite vacation spot. So why not commemorate the event by doing something wholly un-sports-related and not the least bit outdoorsy, and pick up a Russian novel? 818 more words