Steinbeck, John

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

East of Eden is an epic novel of the oldest topic in the history of mankind, or “the only story we have” according to Steinbeck: good vs. evil. Set in early 1900s US, we follow the life of family threads for generations. It’s the era of settlement. People migrate, look for a place to stay, […]

Tan, Shaun

The Red Tree by Shaun Tan

I actually read The Red Tree last year and has re-read it a few more times since then. It is largely a picture book, with the most beautiful whole page or 2-page illustrations featuring a melancholy red-headed little girl. “sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to” is how it’s started. “The Red […]