Apr 19 2015
I really enjoy reading. A whole world opens up, leafing through the pages. But for the last few years I’ve been doing it far to seldom. Lately I’ve been trying to get back into the habit. These are some of the books I’ve read recently.
The Bell Jar
A captivating time capsule about New York, youthfulness & insanity in the 60s. Twisting, dark & monotonous & funny at times. A depressing read knowing the authors fate.
An intricate and brilliant mess contradictions. A sense of constant confusion, but also one of intense presence. I still find my way around Pianosa in a Jeep.
Manipulative page turner with well written characters and believable events. Strong sense of place makes this an excellent candidate for a movie…
Rendezvous with Rama
Arthur C Clarke
Hard science fiction made surprisingly straight forward. A captivating adventure by one of the masters.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Each short story in this collection is like a punch to the gut. Every sentence masterly crafted, telling everything but nothing more.
The Elephant Vanishes
These short stories are so far the only thing I’ve read by Murakami. The tone is unique & fascinating. Will be back for more.