Category: Magical Realism

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones has been on my radar since its publication over a decade ago, but somehow this one, Sing, Unburied, Sing, was the first of her novels that I bought, and thus it has been on my actual (physical) TBR pile… Continue Reading “Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward”

What I Read in January

Somehow, I managed to read (or finish reading) nine books in the month of January (2021). I wasn’t expecting such a high number, but I think the fact that I was on vacation for ten days at the start of the month helped. I… Continue Reading “What I Read in January”

Thoughts: Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In Of Love and Other Demons, Marquez, or the narrator at least, seems generally critical of faith and religion. It is interesting that the most faithful (or faith-filled?) character in the novel is the atheist doctor. Late in the novel, when Delaura asks Abernuncio… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez”

Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan

Upon the publication of Man Tiger, which was longlisted for The Man Booker International prize in 2016, Eka Kurniawan was described as “a powerful new voice on the global literary stage.” This seems a wholly apt description. The book tells the coming-of-age story of… Continue Reading “Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan”

Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (With Bookalicious Pam)

Hello, Readers! This is a week of firsts for me!  Yesterday, I posted my very first video-blog, and today I am posting my very first joint review!  Bookalicious Pam and I decided that, since The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern was getting so much hype,… Continue Reading “Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (With Bookalicious Pam)”