Kafka on the Shore

KAFKA ON THE SHORE By Haruki Murakami Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore frustrates all expectations, including some of the most basic narrative ones. Something, though we’re never sure what, seems to get resolved at the end, but absolutely nothing is explained. For 436 pages we inhabit a dream, the interpretation of which is futile. … Continue reading “Kafka on the Shore”

Author Index

INDEX OF REVIEWS BY AUTHOR (INCOMPLETE) A Abley, Mark. Spoken Here Abrams, J. J. S. Acemoglu, Daron. Why Nations Fail Ackroyd, Peter. Alfred Hitchcock Ackroyd, Peter. Foundation Ackroyd, Peter. Poe Aczel, Amir D. Pendulum Adams, Michael. American Backlash Aickman, Robert. Dark Entries Akunin, Boris. Murder on the Leviathan Alexander, Brian. Glass House Alexis, AndrĂ©. A … Continue reading “Author Index”


1Q84 By Haruki Murakami One of the inconvenient truths about the writing life is that very few great authors stay great for very long. For most a sort of “rule of ten” applies, a single decade when they will be really productive and do all of their best work. After that, especially in the modern … Continue reading “1Q84”

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

BLIND WILLOW, SLEEPING WOMAN By Haruki Murakami We’ve become accustomed to think of the short story as a sort of training ground for budding novelists. Typically, a young author’s career will begin with a volume of short stories that collects their first published work, showcasing their apprenticeship in the craft of fiction before they graduate … Continue reading “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman”