Category Archive: Asia

There’s strange, and then there’s Murakami.


I’ve been immersed in Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan novels in preparation for my trip to Italy in June. Fancying a brief palate cleanser between volumes 2 and 3, I picked up Haruki Murakami’s The Strange… Continue reading

#AW80Books – When half of a quiet American isn’t quite enough


I’ve been meaning to break my Graham Greene duck for a long time so I was delighted when The Quiet American was picked as my bookgroup’s book choice for last month. Also, it gives… Continue reading

Schoolboy larks and High Jinks with RK Narayan’s ‘Swami and Friends’


When Deepika at Worn Corners mentioned an RK Narayan Readalong, I jumped at the chance to join in. I discovered RK Narayan when we read Mr Sampath, The Printer of Malgudi for our book group… Continue reading