Ms. Ice Sandwich ~ Meiko Kawakami

Rating: 4/5 This novella was charming, if bizarre. A young boy (who really seems pretty gender neutral) is obsessed with a woman who sells sandwiches at the supermarket and goes to visit every day over summer. He never speaks to her or even makes eye contact with her, but rather draws portraits endlessly of her, … Continue reading Ms. Ice Sandwich ~ Meiko Kawakami


Human Acts ~ Han Kang

A collection of short stories regarding brutal violence in South Korea, this tragic book was difficult to read, but left my eyes a little wider to the events of the world. The opening story follows the death of Dong-Ho, and appropriately the final story is about Dong-Ho's mother, but there are several different perspectives in … Continue reading Human Acts ~ Han Kang

The Strange Library ~ Haruki Murakami

Date Completed: 10/25/2015 Rating: 6/10 Along the same lines as La Cabeza, por Pedro Cabiya, The Strange Library is a whirlwind fantasy. Murakami spins a story like something out of a nightmare, a very strange nightmare where people and animals are interchangeable and everyone understands each other without speaking the same language. His language choice was … Continue reading The Strange Library ~ Haruki Murakami