“There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” – W. Somerset MaughamContinue reading “Daily Quote: Rules for Writing”
Book Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
I’m always reading heavy and serious books like Kafka, the classics, or dystopian science fiction. So I decided recently to read something a little more light-hearted for a change of pace.
The book I picked up was from Rachel’s shelf – The Golem and the Jinni, a 2013 debut novel from Helene Wecker. The novel still has some serious themes, but it wasn’t the type of angsty existentialism I usually dig into.Continue reading “Book Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker”
Book Review: Amerika by Franz Kafka
After reading Franz Kafka’s complete short stories last year, I was determined to read the three novels that were published posthumously. I find Kafka to be a tremendously interesting writer and literary figure, and after reading most of his work, the recurrent themes became evident.Continue reading “Book Review: Amerika by Franz Kafka”
Book Review: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
There are many ways to dissect and analyze a novel like The Wind–Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. The original Japanese version of the book was released in three parts, and the English translation that I read was just over 600 pages. The novel is packed with different thematic elements and symbols, and it’s easy to get lost in the tangled web that Murakami spins.Continue reading “Book Review: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami”