Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of the marvel that has been through ages of turbulence and calmness. Reading Dickens’ A Christmas Carol could bring a certain heaviness, later played down by the ultimate change of Mr. Scrooge, who eventually could enjoy the joy and warmth Christmas brings upon him.
The design of the book brings you back to the age of cassette, A & B, two sides, but upside down. I actually read Pinball, 1973 first, and Hear the Wind Sing. It’s the wrong order, but like life, we all sometimes wish to flip it.
With Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, waiting for the bus turns into a curious investigation about the narrator’s life, who previously worked in a law firm and never liked his job. I was the […]
Bought this book three years ago, much later than I heard this book (Slaughterhouse 5). I’ve read Vonnegut’s other books in translation, much earlier, but what only remains is “his attitude”, which later on I […]
I’m not a person of musical talent, but Milan Kundera’s work does gave me a sense of “reprise” as he once mentioned. I’m very fond of the seven chapter structure as always, and his way […]
There are books that are not as well-written as its book review. This could be one. I found this book in a search of Susan Sontag’s pilgrimage, after read New Yorker’s book review on this […]