Book Review: The Travelling Cat Chronicles

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa Translated by Philip Gabriel 2012, 2018. 288 pages. Genre: Contemporary My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Sometimes you have to leave behind everything you know to find the place you truly belong... Nana the cat is on a road trip. He is not sure where he's... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Kokoro

Kokoro by Natsume Soseki Edwin McClellan (Translator) 1914.  248 pages. Genre: Japanese Literature, Classic, Historical Fiction Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars   Summary: Kokoro, meaning 'heart', is a tantalizing novel about the friendship between a young man and an enigmatic elder whom he calls Sensei. Set in the early twentieth century, when the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: After Dark

After Dark by Haruki Murakami translated by Jay Ruben 2004. 2007 (translated). 256 pages Genre: Contemporary, Japanese Literature, Surrealism Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Summary: A sleek, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the spooky hours between midnight and dawn. Mari, a 19-year-old student, is spending the night reading in a Denny's.... Continue Reading →

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