Monthly Archives: February 2011

Snow Country – Yasunari Kawabata

Snow Country, Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s first novel, is on the surface a short, simple tale of Shimamura, a wealthy and idle visitor from Tokyo to a mountain resort, and a young girl, Komako who is at the opening … Continue reading

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King’s Justice – Maurice Broaddus

King’s Justice follows King Maker, the début novel from Maurice Broaddus. King Maker was an enjoyable adaptation of the Arthurian myth. Using the Arthurian story as the template for a novel isn’t particularly new and it is to the authors … Continue reading

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The Traitor – Michael Cisco

I was more or less unaware of Michael Cisco until reading some interesting reviews from Paul Charles Smith, Larry Nolen and J M. McDermott of his more recent novel, The Narrator. My interest suitably piqued, I decided to have a … Continue reading

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An Occupation of Angels – Lavie Tidhar

The central conceit of Lavie Tidhar’s An Occupation of Angels is that at the end of the second world war, angels arrived and ensconced themselves in various places (often of religious significance) around the world. Although this is clearly a … Continue reading

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