The Girl With the Ikea Furniture

Way back in 2012 I decided to read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It’s not the sort of thing that I usually go for, but every once in a while I like a bit of crime fiction. The Sherlock Holmes books, Agatha Christie, James Ellroy; now and then I get a bit of aContinue reading “The Girl With the Ikea Furniture”

Murakami’s early books republished

So it turns out Haruki Murakami’s early novels, Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973, are being translated into English and released this August. As far as I know these books were translated once before, but to very limited releases. I saw a copy of Pinball, 1973 on Amazon’s second hand marketplace, but I couldn’tContinue reading “Murakami’s early books republished”

Now You Have Nothing

January was a good month for books. I read six, three fiction, three non-fiction. Of the fiction 2 were literary, 1 was crime – a not unreasonable breakdown of my general fiction reading. In my last post, having read about the pleasures to be had of reading at whim, I said I was going toContinue reading “Now You Have Nothing”

Too dark to read

It is Halloween and so I am engaged in my traditional Halloween activity. I am sat in the dark, pretending not to be in. There are no sweets in the house and so it is imperative that no one should knock on the door expecting some. Hiding in the dark is actually kinda fun, creepingContinue reading “Too dark to read”