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Interesting reads in Maki Kashimada’s Touring the Land of the Dead

Interesting reads in Maki Kashimada's Touring the Land of the Dead.

What!? – Earthlings by Sayaka Murata reviewed

Speechless - sort of. Earthlings, by Sayaka Murata, took a weird twist at the end.

Interesting stories in Rebecca Otowa’s The Mad Kyoto Shoe Swapper

The Mad Kyoto Shoe Swapper offers a look at Japanese culture in this collection of short stories.

Great read in Tim Wynne-Jones The Emperor of Any Place

Great characters, interesting concepts in The Emperor of any Place by Canadian author Tim Wynne-Jones.

Animal fans and those who love beautiful stories should pick up The Travelling Cat Chronicles

The Travelling Cat Chronicles in a beautiful book for animal lovers and anyone who loves a great story.

Reviewing Convenience Store Woman by Japan’s Sayaka Murata

Convenience Store Woman follows the story of Keiko Furukura, who happily works at a Toyko convenience store, but who is pressured by friends and family to want more.

Talking about Hana’s Suitcase – and the importance of “tolerance, respect and compassion”

It's a scary time we live in. Or perhaps it has always been scary, but thanks to the media, and online “journalism”, we constantly hear about it. And while I am all for going back into my box and not... Continue Reading →

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