People from My Neighbourhood by Hiromi Kawakami

People from My Neighbourhood was the perfect book to get me out of my slump. It’s a collection of micro-fiction, with each story only three pages. I read a few stories a day until I reached the end of the book. The format is in-a-reading-slump, have-no-time-to-read, and have-a-short-attention-span friendly. The physical book is so small,Continue reading “People from My Neighbourhood by Hiromi Kawakami”

The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

To date, Anthony Marra’s The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories is the best story collection I have read. I loved reading (and being surprised by) the interconnected stories and characters in the collection. Since the stories revolved around the same characters, I felt like I got to know them more with each story IContinue reading “The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra”

“Peep Show” by Nathan Englander

Another story in Nathan Englander’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, “Peep Show” takes us on a reflective journey. In a weak and impulsive moment, a man takes a detour into a strip club. He knows he shouldn’t, but, heck, we are all entitled to make our own mistakes, so letContinue reading ““Peep Show” by Nathan Englander”