Drama, Fantasy, Random Fiction

Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura

My interest in writing reviews is waning again, mostly because I do not actually sit in front of the computer. Once I start typing, the clickety-clack of the keyboard I have gives me the push to want to write something unique and entertaining (Is this just me? or do you feel annoyed by the noise?).… Continue reading Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura

Chick lit, Drama

The Lights of Sugarberry Cove by Heather Webber 

I can only start this review with what my understanding of Magical Realism in fiction. It is not the industry definition (something I could look up but choose not to do at this stage). It is when the idea of magic or 'otherworldliness is effortlessly woven into our contemporary world. This seems to be something… Continue reading The Lights of Sugarberry Cove by Heather Webber 

Drama, Historical fiction

Faces in the Crowd by Feng Jicai , Translated by Olivia Milburn

I have had this book on my virtual shelf a while and was happy to finally get to it. I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did! The author has a very simplistic style, and like the drawings that precede each short story, we are given caricatures of different people in… Continue reading Faces in the Crowd by Feng Jicai , Translated by Olivia Milburn

Drama

Is He My Son: A trafficked Chinese child, discovered and lost again by Lin Chang Translated by Bruce Humes

I almost did not finish this book. I am glad I did, though, because the ending made the read worth the effort. Not all translated books work for me, this one was definitely impaired by the narrative style, and I cannot really say if it was the cause of the original writer or not.This is… Continue reading Is He My Son: A trafficked Chinese child, discovered and lost again by Lin Chang Translated by Bruce Humes