A Man Called Ove: A tale of loss, a tale of life ★★★★★

Ove is a curmudgeonly old man who is disappointed about everything around him. He has taken upon himself to make sure everybody sticks to the rules because if he doesn’t monitor the situations around him everyday like a hawk then things would awkwardly go wrong. He had been the same cranky, principled, uncompromising person who is pretty much devoid of emotions until he met Sonja. … Continue reading A Man Called Ove: A tale of loss, a tale of life ★★★★★

Reading updates: WWW Wednesday

The three Ws stands for the following questions. What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Currently Reading: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Recently Read: Normal People by Sally Rooney Next Read: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite What is your WWW? If you have read any of these books, please let me … Continue reading Reading updates: WWW Wednesday

Men Without Women: Cats, Music and Murakami

It is a collection of seven short stories with a similar sense of eerie, alienation, vulnerability, and loneliness of the male characters dealing with either grief, unrequited love, betrayal, or something completely peculiar. This book is translated from original Japanese by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen. Cats, Jazz, and Murakami with the usual surrealism are the elements that one can expect from this book. You … Continue reading Men Without Women: Cats, Music and Murakami

Convenience Store Woman : #JapaneseLit ★★★.5

It is a short, quirky and idiosyncratic story with its set of blemishes. The protagonist Keiko won’t leave you easily. Though she may not be very relatable you would want to read about her more to get some insights on how she functions. Keiko is socially oblivious yet she makes multiple attempts to fit into the same ‘social circle’ by imitating others. The circle of … Continue reading Convenience Store Woman : #JapaneseLit ★★★.5