Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Lonely and solitary person, unresolved sorrow, solace in music. Familiar elements, but one of Murakami's more emotionally nuanced books. 

Monday, December 08, 2014

More assorted sci-fi, mystery, comics

More assorted sci-fi, mystery, and comics. Dan Simmons Hyperion, George R.R. Martin Dreamsongs; Diana Gabaldon Outlander; Vernor Vinge Marooned in Realtime; G. Willow Wilson and M. K. Perker Air series; Mike Carey and Peter Gross The Unwritten series; and Dorothy Sayers and Robert Eustace The Documents in the Case. The V. Vinge was pretty fun, the Gabaldon was embarrassingly smutty (the closest thing I've ever read to a bodice-ripper and listing it is mortifying) the Sayers collaboration was solid but with lots of self-indulgent pseudo-biological theological excursions, Air was boring, and The Unwritten was fun. Nothing great.