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When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka – A Book Review

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka was a remarkable novel. To be perfectly honest, I finished it last week and I have been struggling with writing this review. I rarely cry when it comes to books, but this title was extraordinarily poignant that I was moved to tears. For the past five days,…… Continue reading When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka – A Book Review

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The Trench by Steve Alten – A Book Review

The Trench by Steve Alten is the sequel novel to Meg, which is a science-fiction thriller novel about the megalodon (i.e.: ancient, supposedly extinct, Super Saiyan shark the size of Vegeta’s pride). The book takes place four years after the events of Meg. I’m not going to provide a synopsis because I don’t want to…… Continue reading The Trench by Steve Alten – A Book Review

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The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata – A Book Review

The Old Capital written by Yasunari Kawabata is an #OwnVoices Japanese fiction novel about the modernisation practices that began to spread across Japan post-WWII, and the struggle that the older generation Japanese society had with compromising their traditions and customs for the sake of a new era. It’s told through the eyes of a young…… Continue reading The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata – A Book Review

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The Little Mermaid by Metaphrog – A Comic Review

The Little Mermaid by Metaphrog is a stand-alone, middle-grade, fantasy graphic novel that tells an illustrated tale based off of Hans Christian Andersen’s short story of a young mermaid who’s passionate about living in the world above the ocean, and on land. I was a little sceptical going into the novel because most illustrated renditions…… Continue reading The Little Mermaid by Metaphrog – A Comic Review

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Dreams of Joy by Lisa See – A Book Review

“I remember the story Tao told me about the water buffalo and why it wore blinders. He said the animal’s suffering in this life was punishment for things it had done in a past life. Now I think of a different reason. To make an ox or water buffalo work so hard, it needs to…… Continue reading Dreams of Joy by Lisa See – A Book Review