This is a collection of seven short stories, each portraying the harsh loneliness faced by men who have lost or held onto women they loved.
This was my first experience reading a Murakami book but not my first exposure as I discovered his popularity when I watched the movie adaptation of Norwegian Wood.
I really enjoyed the stories but there were times the characters didn’t feel interesting enough and I expected the story to drag until Murakami started fleshing out their characterisation through past events and beautiful philosophical writing.
Authors: Amal Al Kooheji & Sajeda Al Asfoor Genre: Self-help, Non-Fiction Format: Paperback Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Synopsis Our world today has paved way to a digital present and future so why is it taking so long for certain corporations to adjust to this new age and why is Generation Y aka ‘Millennials’ getting the the short end of the stick? Let’s find out as our two main characters Mrs. Hope (Generation X representative) and Saj (Generation Y representative) interact and attempt to understand each other’s generations especially the gaps that ‘Millennials’ need accommodating with, i.e. leadership skills, flexibility and impact.
The synopsis is basically a survival story about a group of six criminals formed and led by crime mastermind Kaz Brekker, tasked to take part in a dangerous heist which will result in unimaginable riches or death.
The story takes place in the midst of winter in Northern Russia. Dunya, a loyal elderly servant to the household of Pyotr Vladimirovich, narrates fairytales, folklores not excluding the ill-omened tales of the Winter King to the children. As these events continue, Vasya, the last-born of Pyotr’s children realizes that these stories have layered truth in them and that magic is at play deep in the woods.Read More »
The gifted Australian author Melina Marchetta has graced us with an amazing trilogy called “The Lumatere Chronicles”. This review will cover the first book of the series: “Finnikin of the Rock”.Read More »