REVIEW: After Dark by Haruki Murakami

The moniker is usually associated with the Big Apple, but in his 2004 short novel, Tokyo as depicted by Murakami could also be captioned ‘The city that never sleeps.’   Amid the exposed underground elements of the neon-lit, bustling metropolis such as noise-filled garages, 24/7 diners, eerie office blocks and love hotels, is Mari, an…

Review: Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan

  I had the great pleasure to meet author Clarissa Goenawan at On Rain, a book reading held by Sing Lit Station. Since we had the opportunity to chat about her book, Rainbirds, beforehand, I have to confess to having been biased in her favour when reading it.