Afterthoughts: Scenes from Village Life by Amos Oz

In a Nutshell: A wonderfully engaging novel from Amos Oz, which explores to some depth the theme of loss and longing, and the eternal search to find that which cannot be found. If you're not a fan of the short form or the ambiguous novel then it … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: Scenes from Village Life by Amos Oz

*Please note, I've now posted my afterthoughts for Scenes from Village Life. And so I take a first tentative step into this year's Independent Foreign Fiction Prize as a 'shadow judge', by reading one of the shortest books on the longlist, … [Read more...]

Cover Love: The Haruki Murakami editions from Vintage UK

For this inaugural ‘Cover Love’ post I’m focusing on a series of books whose covers have seduced me for quite some time. They're the covers used by UK Publisher Vintage (an imprint of Random House), for their series of books by Japanese author Haruki … [Read more...]