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“My father spends entire weekends in his studio. A painter must never be satisfied with what he sees – painting reality means surrendering to it, he cries when I knock at the door to say the air’s leaking out of my soccer ball, or the inner tube of my bike tire.”
“Oh, wretched is the woman that lets herself be impregnated by the words of men…” Giambattista Basile (The Tale of Tales 192)
It’s been a while since I’ve done a 25¢ review, but it’s also been a while since I visited the public library, alas. If only the university library sold books too… That said, here’s the first of the new batch for you: In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami (trans. Ralph McCarthy) A gruesome psycho-thriller […]
I’d say I’m sorry far having written nothing in an embarrassingly long time but it’s the sunniest summer I’ve seen in years so I’d be lying if I did! That said, I’ll try to be good from now on. Cards and Crows by Joseph Helgerson A tepid adventure novel narrated by a cutesy, bumbling, Southern […]
25¢ Book Review #5 – Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann The characters that populate this 1940s-and-onward family-saga-cum-murder-mystery are frustratingly life-like: at once sympathetic and repellant. Like a train wreck, it is hard to look away.
I was actually really excited when I found this book in the library’s ‘for sale’ rack. I’d got it out of the library when I was in high school but a friend of mine ended up reading it instead of me and I’ve always meant to go back and rectify that situation. And here was […]
One of the rare books on the Library discard shelf I’d already heard of. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Long on my ‘to read’ list, this was a disappointment. A beautiful love story undermined by flat characterization and an unfortunate caricature for a villain. Also, for the curious, to make a ‘cent’ sign […]