Book: The sailor who fell from grace with the sea

This book has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while. It’s actually my dad’s and we unearthed it (along with a variety of other books) one day while packing. The title sounded pretty interesting and Yukio Mishima is a reputable Japanese author. On hindsight, I had no idea what I was getting into. … Continue reading

Book: Love

Remember when I mentioned my current infatuation with Pablo Neruda? I’m sorta, kinda, really obsessed with him. And this has translated to borrowing almost every book I’ve been able to find that contain his poetry. Yes, this means that you’ll be seeing a lot of reviews of his books in the coming days and weeks. … Continue reading

Book: Crazy Love

One of my new year resolutions for the year of 2013 was to read more Christian books. As you can no doubt tell, that didn’t really work out all the well. It’s a resolution I will probably keep for 2014, but more about resolutions another time. I first heard of Crazy Love when a friend … Continue reading

Book: The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany

I may not have enjoyed the J.R.R. Tolkien Miscellany, but the Sherlock Holmes miscellany has been a joy to read. The content was brilliant and the sheer amount of information presented is astounding.  I love how each chapter uses a quote from the books as the title, this miscellany is obviously written by authors who … Continue reading

Book: The Lover’s Dictionary

One of the most interesting books I’ve read this year. A novel in the form of a dictionary. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? reservation, n. There are times when I worry that I’ve already lost myself. That is, that my self is so inseparable from being with you that if we were to … Continue reading

Book: Murder in the Dark

Margaret Atwood has a way with words. Mute Whether to speak or not: the question that comes up again when you think you’ve said too much, again. Another clutch of nouns, a fistful: look how they pick them over, the shoppers for words, pinching here and there to see if they’re bruised yet. Verbs are … Continue reading

Book: The Man in the High Castle

Science fiction alternate history is quite a specific genre and not one that I have ever read. So it’s been a really interesting experience reading this particular book. I had no idea what I was getting myself into and although I heard of Philip K Dick before, this was my first taste of him. This … Continue reading

Book: The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books

So if you’ve been following me for a while, you’d know that I found this wonderful, imaginative German author, Walter Moers, some time last year. I devoured all of his books and promptly got lost in the wonderful land of Zamonia. I can safely say that I never left that place and have waited impatiently … Continue reading

Book: The Sea and the Bells

So after The Postman, I had to taste some of Pablo Neruda’s works first hand. I chance upon this particular collection which comes from the last year of his life. It coincides perfectly with The Postman, as it deals with his return back to the Isla Negra, his love for his home and the sea, … Continue reading

Book: No One Writes to the Colonel

If you’ve noticed, I’m been on a bit of a spree. A spree of reading books by Nobel Prize Winning authors that is. It all started with John Steinbeck, followed by this current read by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and after this there will be Pablo Neruda. I didn’t plan this, but picked up their books … Continue reading