100 years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

  I have discovered a writer who didn’t write a story with words, but wove a mysterious living thing from strands of his soul. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez is a book that hardly requires additional praise. It was awarded the Nobel Prize, has been translated in every major language, and is consideredContinue reading “100 years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez”

POP. 1280 by Jim Thompson

  I decided to keep the pulp fiction train going with another classic. POP. 1280 by Jim Thompson is a story takes place in a small, racially segregated, god fearing town called Potts County. Nick Corey, the High Sheriff, is known to the townsfolk and his wife as the easygoing moronic lawman that’s too cowardlyContinue reading “POP. 1280 by Jim Thompson”

The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett

The last three books I reviewed were a little heavy on the brain so I decided to read something purely for fun. Fun for me is old school noir. The genre is fascinating because the writing in some cases is both masterful and cheesy. The masterpiece of cheese I picked up was The Dain CurseContinue reading “The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett”

Fire From the Ashes: Short Stories about Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Fire from the Ashes: Short Stories about Hiroshima and Nagasaki is an anthology of short stories by Japanese writers who experienced the Atomic bomb or lived during the era. The stories are presented and edited by Nobel Prize Laureate Kenzaburō Ōe. Through their stories a wide spectrum of the devastation is given in unwavering detail.Continue reading “Fire From the Ashes: Short Stories about Hiroshima and Nagasaki”