Book review: After Birth by Elisa Albert

I love this book. Get it. Read it. Now. “After Birth” by Elisa Albert tells the story of three months in one woman’s life around a year after giving birth who befriends a former “almost” rock star/poet who is about to give birth. The narrator says of the poet: “I’m a little obsessed with her,Continue reading “Book review: After Birth by Elisa Albert”

Book review: Yasushi Inoue’s ‘Life of a Counterfeiter and Other Stories’

One of the dominant characteristics of Yasushi Inoue’s rhetorical style in “Life of a Counterfeiter and Other Stories” (Pushkin Press; 144 pages; $18) in is his use of “hedging” phrases, such as “for some reason,” “I’ll never know” and “I may simply be reading too much into things.” These phrases could be interpreted as creatingContinue reading “Book review: Yasushi Inoue’s ‘Life of a Counterfeiter and Other Stories’”

Book review: ‘1Q84’ by Haruki Murakami

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Little People are Watching You “If something really existed, you had to accept it as a reality, whether or not it made sense or was logical. That was his basic way of thinking. Principles and logic didn’t give birth to reality. Reality came first,Continue reading “Book review: ‘1Q84’ by Haruki Murakami”