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From Murakami's surreal to the real - Underground.

Advantages: Well written, with alternative perspectives.
Disadvantages: Depressing and shocking as it charts real events.

I came across Haruki Murakami randomly in my university library (well not him, his books). After reading and buying some of his novels I discovered Underground. For me, it was so completely different to his other books, this being a work of non-fiction an ...

Hasselnott 06.08.2009 · Read full review
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Underground by Haruki Murakami *****

Advantages: Easy to pick up again with many short interviews
Disadvantages: you wont want to go on the Underground for a while!

Underground by Haruki Murakami is probably one of the best non-fiction books I have read. Completely different from his other books, it brings a great insight of the tragedy in Tokyo.... Wasn´t too keen on going on the London Underground after reading th ...

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Love is all sustaining

Advantages: Great mixture of old and new China
Disadvantages: Initially, I didn't like the Kitchen God/Jade Emperor storyline

Asked by the Jade Emperor to study humans and what keeps them alive even when war and political unrest cause great unhappiness, the Kitchen God picks a newly married couple, Bian Yuying and her husband, Hou Jinyi. Their marriage takes place in the 1940s, ...

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Review of Under Fishbone Clouds - Sam Meekings

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A Lloyd and Hill mystery

Advantages: Kept me up all night!
Disadvantages: Ending doesn't ring true

Introduction I've been a long-time fan of Jill McGown and her Lloyd and Hill series for about ten years now. She writes books of the traditional 'cozy' genre, although in recent years, her work has become more up-to-date; to the extent of including a for ...

sunmeilan 09.03.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Unlucky for Some - Jill McGown

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