Category: Magical Realism

What I Read in January

Somehow, I managed to read (or finish reading) nine books in the month of January (2021). I wasn’t expecting such a high number, but I think the fact that I was on vacation for ten days at the start of the month helped. I… Continue Reading “What I Read in January”

Thoughts: Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In Of Love and Other Demons, Marquez, or the narrator at least, seems generally critical of faith and religion. It is interesting that the most faithful (or faith-filled?) character in the novel is the atheist doctor. Late in the novel, when Delaura asks Abernuncio… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez”

Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan

Upon the publication of Man Tiger, which was longlisted for The Man Booker International prize in 2016, Eka Kurniawan was described as “a powerful new voice on the global literary stage.” This seems a wholly apt description. The book tells the coming-of-age story of… Continue Reading “Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan”

Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (With Bookalicious Pam)

Hello, Readers! This is a week of firsts for me!  Yesterday, I posted my very first video-blog, and today I am posting my very first joint review!  Bookalicious Pam and I decided that, since The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern was getting so much hype,… Continue Reading “Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (With Bookalicious Pam)”

Review: The Magician King by Lev Grossman

The Magician King by Lev Grossman Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 42 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. The Magician King is the sequel to Grossman’s 2009 novel, The Magicians (my review can be found here). Quentin Coldwater and the… Continue Reading “Review: The Magician King by Lev Grossman”