TALK ABOUT IT. THIS ONE WAS RAD.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I'm just about to start this book. after searching the shelves at barnes and noble, this is what i ended up with. i have no expectations but i hope it's a good starter uper, meaning that I've been super slack in the book reading category. In fact, I picked this one up in about 10 minutes time and then thoroughly scoured the cook book section ever after...or at least for the next hour. It only today occurred to me that oh yes, i have that book blog and oh yeah, even though i haven't been putting post it notes in books recently, i should at least check in and enter this book into the mix. and as fate would have it, the last post was exactly one year ago to the day. thanks fate. I'll let you know what i think of this book.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Banana Yoshimoto is so charming and also pretty bizarre. well perhaps only moderately strange really. She touches on difficult topics and dips into the unusual. I only wish she'd dip a little more. I really liked this book but I almost wanted her to cross the line and take us to parallel universe or something. Hey, I'm not so literary nor am I the best book critic, but let me just say that this one was such a smooth and enjoyable read that I recommend it strongly for those looking for a little off kilter novel.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
This book is great. I just finished it. It was recommended by Kristine who I encountered through the Cloud Atlas book. I loved it. It was page turner, very Murakami and suspenseful. Now let's talk about it. By the way, give me some more recommendations.
Monday, February 25, 2008
I put a note in this one in early Feb. late Jan. While on a trip in remote Costa Rica, I picked up this book at a lodge where we were staying. Nate said here's one. read this one. I rested in a hammock by the river and read this for a few hours till the sun went down and the candles were lit. I didn't get to finish it all so I borrowed it from the library as soon as we got home. Let me know what you thought of it. I personally enjoyed the suspense.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
i dropped this one off this week as a return. personally, i think his short stories don't truly represent the complexities of his amazing novels. you only get a hint of what he's capable of writing and if you are new to Murakami starting with a short story collection may not do the job of hooking. i still enjoy them though.
this book won a Pulitzer Prize and was recommended to me by one of my favorite book friends. so far so good. a slow start, or perhaps a busy mind getting into it. i think soon i will venture on down to the good old library and slip a note inside. i bought this one so there's no need to borrow it.