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February 2016 - Book Review

What a marvelous book. I’m not much into science-fiction or fantasy, but I thoroughly enjoyed The Magicians. It’s a grown-up, modernized mash-up of Harry Potter… 533 more words

Literary Review

Three Daily Quotes Tag - Day 3

Once again, i want to thank Louise for tagging me in the challenge, this is so much fun! Thank You!!

The rules are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
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Reader's Corner: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

I was recently lamenting to a friend about how often I see lazy writing. With fantasy and science fiction, I feel it can be much more apparent that the creator of the work lost some steam halfway through the book (or even earlier sometimes).  1,052 more words

Book Review

First impressions: Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End of The World, Haruki Murakami

Murakami is my absolute favorite author. Maybe you already knew that from one of my previous articles. Anyway, I read quite a few of his work, and recently started to read Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End Of The World. 382 more words


Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

This is my third Murakami; I am starting to detect a pattern. Or maybe underlying parallels between books.

Each book features a similar main character: an eccentric and not stupid, but fundamentally normal guy. 393 more words

Haruki Murakami’s “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage”

In Japan, a major literary work originally published in the hard-cover format is usually republished a few years later in the “bunko” form (a cheaper, smaller and suppler version of a book that one carries so that one can read while riding on a train or bus – in Japan where most people use mass transportation systems to commute to work or study the portability of books is important). 689 more words


Pages Cels Stories: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, and Haibane Renmei

Through the driving snow, I see a single white bird take flight. The bird wings over the Wall and into the flurried clouds of the southern sky. 5,887 more words