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Book Review—Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami

In these two stories we find an unnamed narrator and the character The Rat from A Wild Sheep Chase, two twenty-somethings contemplating their place in the world, how they got there, and whether to seek change. Continue reading

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Book Review—The North Water by Ian McGuire

What I loved about The North Water, but which I must caution potential readers against, is the sheer vulgarity of the language and images that McGuire includes in his story. Continue reading

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Book Review—What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

I devoured Helen Oyeyemi’s “What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours” and was devastated to read the last word. Each story is unique and just as enchanting as the last. Continue reading

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Bookish News—Your Brain on Fiction from The New York Times

Anyone who has ever struggled to explain to a nonreader why reading is good for you should take a look at the article Your Brain on Fiction in The New York Times. The author, Annie Murphy Paul, writes: “The novel…is an unequaled … Continue reading

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Book Review—The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

Yann Martel’s newest book, The High Mountains of Portugal, is a three-part journey that explores grief and Christian devotion with a twist. Continue reading

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Book Review—Slade House by David Mitchell

Hidden down the twists and turns of Slade Alley is a small iron door. Behind the door is a house, where no house should be, and within that house is a pair of siblings that have been waiting for you. David Mitchell’s Slade House is a dark story with surprises at every turn. Continue reading

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Book Review—The Strange Library by Haruki Kurakami

Murakami’s newest book “The Strange Library” has been called many things: odd, indulgent, incomprehensible, unfinished. But though it may indeed be all of those things, that doesn’t mean that it’s “bad.” I’ve read a few incomprehensible books before. The one … Continue reading

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Book Review—All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Anthony Doerr’s “All The Light We Cannot See” is another 2014 book that has made my best-of-all-time list.  This novel follows the lives of two children amidst World War Two: the first, a blind French girl running and hiding from the … Continue reading

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Book Review—Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimmage by Haruki Murakami

It’s been about two weeks since I finished Murakami’s new book “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimmage,” and I still don’t know what to say about it.  But it’s about time I said something.  Firstly, if you’ve taken a … Continue reading

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Book Review—Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

I asked a fellow bookie what she thought about “Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey, and she replied with something along the lines of: “I loved that book! But I kind of didn’t like it. I read it in one day. But … Continue reading

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