A Girl and a Boy from Osaka: A Review of Higashino Keigo’s Under the Midnight Sun

I am a new initiate into the fandom of Higashino Keigo and Under the Midnight Sun (the US publisher dropped the “Journey” from the title) is the second of his books I have the opportunity to read—my first being, unsurprisingly, The Devotion of Suspect X. I did not like it as much as I didContinue reading “A Girl and a Boy from Osaka: A Review of Higashino Keigo’s Under the Midnight Sun”

Not a Review of Rose Macaulay’s What Not: A Prophetic Comedy

I can see why this is enjoying a bit of a modern resurgence, given its obvious influence on Brave New World (a book I adore), and its prescient caution against eugenics decades before the Holocaust. It is no doubt an important piece of literature, and one that was very wittily written but unfortunately, it failedContinue reading “Not a Review of Rose Macaulay’s What Not: A Prophetic Comedy”

The Man from the Moon: A Review of Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed

He had seen the foundations of the universe, and they were solid. Ursula K. Le Guin authored some of the most formative novels of my life. I read the Earthsea books when I was still in high school, and back when the first magical school most young readers would encounter is Hogwarts, mine was Roke.Continue reading “The Man from the Moon: A Review of Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed”

A Slice of Life with a Side of Magic: A Review of Jo Walton’s Among Others

It doesn’t matter. I have books, new books, and I can bear anything as long as there are books. Imagine a young adult fantasy epic in which a pair of Welsh twins fulfilled their destiny, rallied fairies, and fought a magical battle against their evil witch mother to save the world. Among Others is notContinue reading “A Slice of Life with a Side of Magic: A Review of Jo Walton’s Among Others”

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