Book Review: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

August 6, 2018 | Comments

Disclaimer: Spoilers abound! Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami Hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is Haruki Murakami’s deep dive into the very nature of consciousness. Across two parallel narratives, Murakami draws readers into a mind-bending universe in which Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters collide to a dazzling effect.

Book Review: The Sky is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith

February 21, 2018 | Comments

The Sky is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith A sprawling, genre-defying epic set in a dystopian metropolis plagued by dragons, this debut about what it’s like to be young in a very old world is pure storytelling pleasure In the burned-out, futuristic city of Empire Island, three young people navigate a crumbling metropolis constantly under threat from a pair of dragons that circle the skies.

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