Book Review: The Day of the Triffids / by John Wyndham

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham 978-0812967128 Modern Library Edition 256 pages I didn't like this. That's the only statement I really want to make. But, since this is supposed to be a blog, I'll elaborate. I finished reading the book last night, and it was such a slog to get through. I … Continue reading Book Review: The Day of the Triffids / by John Wyndham

Light Novel Review : Genshiken : Return of the Otaku / by Iida Kazutoshi & Kio Shimoku

Genshiken : Return of the Otaku / by Iida Kazutoshi & Kio Shimoku Based on the manga by Kio Shimoku Translated from the Japanese by Katy Bridges, 2010. Del Rey Manga/Kodansha Trade Paperback Edition, 2010 Originally published in Japan as Genshiken : Hairu Ranto no Yabo~Return of the Otaku, 2008 223 pages 978-0345516275 Stars: ★ … Continue reading Light Novel Review : Genshiken : Return of the Otaku / by Iida Kazutoshi & Kio Shimoku

Novel Review: Strange Weather in Tokyo / by Hiromi Kawakami

Strange Weather in Tokyo / by Hiromi Kawakami Translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell, ©2012 Published by Portobello Books, ©2014 Originally Published in Japan in 2001 under the title センセイの鞄 (Sensei no kaban) by Bungei Shunju, Tokyo 978-1-84627-510-4 Stars: ★★★★ / 5   From GoodReads: Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when … Continue reading Novel Review: Strange Weather in Tokyo / by Hiromi Kawakami

Novel Review: A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne

A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read this because it is mentioned in the movie adaptation of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park"... and I was really keen on reading the passage "about the caged bird". That was the very best chapter, in my opinion. (p.69 in my edition, btw) … Continue reading Novel Review: A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne

Novel Review: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Yasutaka Tsutsui

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Yasutaka Tsutsui My rating: 3 of 5 stars The stories are perfectly fine, if not a bit short. But the translation is so exacting in its use of language that it becomes a difficult read. It's not a bad translation, but you can feel the Japanese-ness of it. … Continue reading Novel Review: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Yasutaka Tsutsui

Novel Review: Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay My rating: 2 of 5 stars It was well enough. I was definitely entertained throughout the thing. Certainly too heavy on the Jane Austen references. And, she struggled to make the other fiction references interconnected. Might have done better to lighten up on Austen. And, can I say how … Continue reading Novel Review: Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

Novel Review: Confessions of A Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler My rating: 2 of 5 stars A light fluffy quick read about a modern woman who "wakes up" in "Jane Austen's" England in someone else's life. Wasn't super substantial (either time, or content) but I enjoyed myself (for the most part). I did appreciate the … Continue reading Novel Review: Confessions of A Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler