Heaven: Have You Ever Got Bullied? || A Book Review

Heaven Author: Mieko Kawakami Publisher: Picador Released: June 10th, 2021 Genre: Fiction Pages: 167 Format: Paperback Characters: Eyes, Kojima, Momose, Ninomiya, … Hailed as a bold foray into new literary territory, Kawakami’s novel is told in the voice of a fourteen-year-old student subjected to relentless torment for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, the boy … More Heaven: Have You Ever Got Bullied? || A Book Review

#2020bestnine

I’m so excited to drop my best 9 reads in 2020. Last year, my main focus was Asian Lit and I’m intending to keep it the same this year. I read a total of 75 books, ranging from Asian Lit to children books, general fiction to non-fiction. I rated most books 3-4.5 star, hardly any … More #2020bestnine

People From My Neighbourhood: I Need to Read More Japanese Micro-Fiction || A Book Review

People From My Neighbourhood (ARC) Author: Hiromi Kawakami Publisher: Granta Books Released: August 6th, 2020 Genre: Short stories Pages: 128 Format: ARC (Paperback) Take a story and shrink it. Make it tiny, so small it can fit in the palm of your hand. Carry the story with you everywhere, let it sit with you while you … More People From My Neighbourhood: I Need to Read More Japanese Micro-Fiction || A Book Review

Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Was Crying Most of the Time || A Book Review

Before the coffee gets cold Author:  Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Geoffrey Trousselot (Translator) Publisher: Picador Released: September 19th, 2019 Genre: Fiction Pages: 213 Format: Paperback Characters: Kei, Nagare, Kazu, Hirai, Kohtake, … In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this … More Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Was Crying Most of the Time || A Book Review