Book Review: The Shadow King (Mazaa Mengiste)

Book Review: The Shadow King (Mazaa Mengiste)

I have mixed feelings about The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste. On the one hand I thoroughly enjoyed the exquisite lyrical prose of Mengiste’s writing, which roped me into the story almost from the very beginning. She is able to express seemingly indescribable...
Book Review: Klara and the Sun? (Kazuo Ishiguro)

Book Review: Klara and the Sun? (Kazuo Ishiguro)

I picked up Klara and the Sun on a whim at a local bookstore. While browsing through various titles, the bright red, blue and yellow book cover from Klara and the Sun caught my eye. In a flash I recognized Kazuo Ishiguro’s name and made a spot decision to purchase a...
Book Review: How will you measure your life? (Clayton Christensen)

Book Review: How will you measure your life? (Clayton Christensen)

As someone who has long pondered life’s deeper questions and mysteries I was quite curious to read How will you measure your life? I found it to be an intriguing take on a timeless question. While I am unsure that I am sold completely on the approach of the (main)...
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...

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