Book Review: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood” by Japanese author Haruki Murakami had been on my list for a while but unfortunately it didn’t turn out to be my cup of tea. I enjoyed the writing style and some of the more poignant chapters but struggled quite a lot with the plot. This was a 2 star read for me.… Read More Book Review: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Book Review: The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson

“The Language of Kindness” is an intimate look at Christie Watson’s time working as a nurse for the NHS. I enjoyed this story for the most part, but I don’t feel that the writing style has really done this memoir justice – it’s 3 stars from me.… Read More Book Review: The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson

Book Review: In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

I’m not sure why this is considered a classic as I don’t really feel that I’ve learned much about Patagonia at all. Instead of Chatwin’s mostly insignificant anecdotes, I’d have preferred to learn a little about the environment, nature, culture and politics of the place. There were some enjoyable snippets though so “In Patagonia” is getting 2 stars from me.… Read More Book Review: In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

Book Review: Hotel Iris by Yōko Ogawa

“Hotel Iris” is a novella that’s opened a whole world of literature to me. Translated from Japanese, Ogawa tells a difficult story in a beautifully simply way. It may not be for everyone, and I know that this kind of book is always going to receive mixed reviews due to its tricky subject matter, but the writing style is right up my street and I personally can’t wait to read more.… Read More Book Review: Hotel Iris by Yōko Ogawa

Book Review: The Man Who Wouldn’t Get Up and Other Stories by David Lodge

A collection of well written, quick and easy to read stories which are bound to make you smile – from a man who one day decides he doesn’t ever want to get out of bed to a child who meticulously cares for his collection of fireworks only to be left disappointed. David Lodge has pieced together 8 intriguing stories set over different times and in different locations all of which kept me entertained and engaged. It’s 5 stars for “The Man Who Wouldn’t Get Up and Other Short Stories”.… Read More Book Review: The Man Who Wouldn’t Get Up and Other Stories by David Lodge