Book Review: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

I've long been told that I should read Isabel Allende so I happily picked up this second hand copy at Powell's Books when in Portland.¬†The Japanese Lover¬†wasn't exactly what I expected but Allende didn't disappoint. Her writing is effective, dense, and infinitely enjoyable. Allende packs a lot into this book. The story encompasses a lot… Continue reading Book Review: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

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Book Review: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

I've been sitting on this review for a while, pondering how I feel about A Little Life. Turns out, the longer I wait, the less I feel as though I really liked this novel. I heard several rave reviews of it before I started (including the cashier at Powells when I picked up a used… Continue reading Book Review: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara