Bennett, Alan

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

“I think of literature, she wrote, as a vast country to the far borders of which I am journeying but will never reach. And I have started too late. I will never catch up.” The Uncommon Reader tells the story of the Queen who stumbled upon a mobile library one day. Kind of obliged to […]

Talbot, Bryan

The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot

The Tale of One Bad Rat tells a story about Helen, a shy young girl who runs away from home under the shadow of childhood sexual abuse. Following Beatrix Potter, Helen goes through her own journey from the city to countryside, with rat as her friend. I haven’t read any of Beatrix Potter books, only […]

Jessop, Carolyn

Escape by Carolyn Jessop

Escape is a haunting biography of Carolyn Jessop, a woman who was born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints community, a religious group in United States around Utah and Arizona. A religious group who believes in polygamy, woman degradation, absolute obedience, children brainwashing, apocalypse with resurrected Indian heroes and evil black […]


Valentine’s Thingies and Mailbox Monday

I’ve never participated in mailbox Monday, because, well, I’ve been trying to avoid more books coming into my house and constructing more unread piles. But this Monday, I received a card from Belezza in the mail for participating in her Japanese Literature Challenge 2. So I’d like to share it here :). Thank you Belezza […]

Kureishi, Hanif

Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi and the Movie

*Possible spoilers below* Intimacy has multiple variations of cover, though the difference is only the color. As far as I know there are red, yellow, orange, and green version. My copy is the red one. I got it for a buck at my fave 2ndhand bookstore in Singapore. I miss that shop badly 😦 Intimacy […]