Book Review: South of the Border, West of the Sun (Haruki Murakami)

Book Review: South of the Border, West of the Sun (Haruki Murakami)

This was my third Murakami book (after Kafka on the Shore and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running), and I found it to be quite a departure from the dream-like fantasy and World War II themes for which he is renowned. South of the Border, West of the Sun is...
Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

The Gulag Archipelago is without a doubt the heaviest book I have ever read in my life. It took enormous mental fortitude and discipline for me to perservere to the end. This was in no way due to any fault of the author, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who deserves full...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Head Flattening

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Head Flattening

I am currently busy writing part two of Children of the Ocean God. As you can imagine, in a novel such as this it is important to create an authentic picture of what life was like during the historical period in which the events are set. To achieve this I am weaving...

Pin It on Pinterest