Category: Books

The Tiger’s Wife – Téa Obreht

You must have heard about The Tiger’s Wife a long time ago. Téa Obreht received so many compliments that I’m sure you wondered who this young author was.…

The Left Bank Gang – Jason

The Left Bank Gang starts like this: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound and James Joyce walk into a Parisian bar… Now, this is what I call…

The Imperfectionists – Tom Rachman

The Imperfectionists is Tom Rachman’s first book. The first books are essential. The first acquaintance with the author, the first impressions always remain in mind. I will never…

Twinkle Twinkle – Kaori Ekuni

Twinkle Twinkle is the first book I read from Japanese author Kaori Ekuni. I found this book entirely by chance, and I cannot tell you how lucky I…

The Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides is an author whose name I’ve heard millions of times, but could not take the time to read. I’m sure you’ve read or watched The Virgin…

Demons – Kang Hwagil

What struck me most in Demons was the atmosphere. It was eerie, spooky and uncanny. And there is this mother and daughter in this atmosphere, so vulnerable and…

Milena, Milena, Ecstatic – Bae Suah

Milena, Milena, Ecstatic was so strange that after finishing it, I stared at it for a while and wanted to make sure I didn’t dream the whole thing.…

Kong’s Garden – Hwang Jungeun

Kong’s Garden starts beautifully and ends too quickly. Though definitely not an uplifting one, this may stay with you for a while. With its kittens under umbrellas and…