Currently Reading…

“He wasn’t talking.  He was looking from the window of the car all the way…” Ever since Kafka on the Shore, I’ve been in a kind of a reading slump.  I’ve had some life-changing things happen to me since too, so I guess Murakami is not completely to blame. The last 2 novels I read…

Kafka on the Shore

I finished reading Kafka on the Shore 3 days ago, but even now, I still can’t find the right words to describe it, let alone “review” it. If’ you are familiar with Haruki Murakami’s other novels, Kafka on the Shore will not be too much of a surprise – having chosen it because it’s by Murakami,…

Don’t Speak about Red Sorghum

Mo Yan was the Nobel Laureate for Literature in 2012, beating a host of literary giants including Milan Kundera, Salman Rushdie, Haruki Murakami, Thomas Pynchon, Philip Roth, just to name a few. Mo Yan, which means “don’t speak,”  is the pen name of Chinese writer, Guan Moye, born in the ‘mid 50’s in Gaomi Province,…