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…

Curated: Sunrise Sunset by Edwidge Danticat

Surely one of the best stories I’ve read this year.  It comes on again on her grandson’s christening day. A lost moment, a blank spot, one that Carole does not know how to measure. She is there one second, then she is not. She knows exactly where she is, then she does not. Her older…

Review: Bloom by Desdemona Wren

While Young Adult is not one of the genres I set out to review, I was drawn to it because it was a novella – one of my favourite forms of literature. Bloom; A Monster Love Novella by Desdemona Wren