Machines Like Me is not a bad novel. Nor is it good, but somewhere in between. It exists in some literary limbo where the novels of Julian Barnes sulk like abandoned children.
New Fiction from a Nobel Laureate ッ KLARA AND THE SUNBy Kazuo Ishiguro Faber & Faber I confess there is dishonesty at play in my assessment of Ishiguro’s middling Klara and the Sun. I enjoyed the book – it tickled some parts of me, on… Read More
It reads like the novelistic equivalent of deep-sea diving. The molten currents of Del Amo’s language are intoxicating, complex and lengthy, with whole paragraphs that span several pages.
It’s strange and beyond my ability to explain just how effecting this book can be, like love itself.
Award Winning Fiction ッ THE SEABy John Banville Picador I’m not confident I grasped the full genius of Banville’s Booker winner. I’m not even so sure as to the impact it had on me, though it did have one – like footfall upon wet sand,… Read More
I is Another is worth reading simply for the way it stands out among contemporary fiction.
Literary stars don’t always shine.
Japanese Book Club #1
Tokyo Ueno Station, by Yu Miri