Jackson, Shirley

The Lottery and Other Stories – Shirley Jackson

I read The Lottery short story a few years ago and found it to be one of the most memorable short story I’ve ever read. If you have not, go read it NOW. You only get the greatest impact however if you go in without knowing anything about it, as I did. So if you’ve […]

Chang, Eileen

Lust, Caution – Eileen Chang

I watched Lust, Caution the movie at the end of 2013. It was so good that shortly afterwards I was rushing to buy and read the short story it is based on. The story is more compact than the movie — Ang Lee took the liberty to add a few details, but the story is […]

Mishima, Yukio

Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima

I had a very long break of Japanese literature. I used to read tons of it when I was in Singapore, but then I moved to Sydney, and London, and Japanese lit took a back seat. I don’t even remember what’s the last Japanese lit book I read. So with a happy heart I finally […]