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 relied heavily on magical realism, so to try to get back into my reading groove, I decided to try something that is (hopefully) more grounded in reality. I’m hoping Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table will do the trick.
The Cat’s Table is the very first book I bought from the Book Depository – for only $8.00. Free shipping and handling, of course. Took about a month to get to me, but that’s ok. I love getting books in the mail!
Two days after writing this, the copy of Revenge by Yoko Ogawa which I ordered from The Book Depository arrived in the mail. I wasn’t expecting it until around the first week of March and was pleasantly surprised when it arrived earlier.
I was curious about the book, which is a collection of 11 “dark” short stories. I tried to read 1 story, but ended up reading more than I planned. I’m currently on the 4th story. Interesting, but a little strange.
This book piqued my curiosity after reading a review of it at npr.com. It looks like I’ll be finishing up Revenge first before starting The Cat’s Table.