Category: Literature

Purity by Jonathan Franzen 2

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

★★☆☆☆ Jonathan Franzen, author of the divisive and monumental novels Freedom and The Corrections carries with him an aura of literary importance. Since the publication of The Corrections nearly fifteen years ago, his books...

A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball 0

A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball

★★★★☆ It is better to consider Jesse Ball a text-based artist than simply a novelist: his books are far from traditionally fulfilling narratives but instead captivating volumes of expressive, theoretical exploration. Dialogue-driven, A Cure...

Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami 0

Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami

It may be tempting to approach Wind/Pinball like you would pressing play on a favorite band’s demo tape, but Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 (Haruki Murakami’s first two novels) are surprisingly polished...

Confession of the Lioness 0

Confession of the Lioness by Mia Couto

Set in the isolated, fictional village of Kulumani in Mozambique, The Confession of the Lioness explores the conflict between the encroaching modern world and the traditional world embraced by the villagers. Interwoven stories by...

Love May Fail by Matthew Quick 0

Love May Fail by Matthew Quick

The title of this “aching tale of love and redemption” as self-described in the narrative is taken from Kurt Vonnegut’s Jailbird: “Love may fail, but courtesy will prevail.” May is the key here. Love...