Archive for April, 2012

Review and thoughts: The Surrendered

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately and not much writing. One of the recent reads is “The Surrendered” by Chang-rae Lee. As is always the case, I’m writing about it not for a scholarly review but to note “writerly” aspects that I’ve thought about. A little prior to this I read Murakami and […]

Reading, rather than writing

Monday, April 9th, 2012

I’ve been a little annoyed / concerned about my lack of writing over the past few months, but then I realized that I’ve been doing a lot of reading. Since mid-December I started getting interested in downloadable audiobooks and then ebooks from my local public library. Audiobooks: Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, Vincent Lam The Bishop’s […]

Writing review: The Hunger Games

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

My writing reviews have been focused on fiction, but in this case I want to look at “The Hunger Games (Book 1)“, not so much the novel as the movie version. I read the book recently and then saw the movie this past weekend. As always there are the issues of discomfort over what is […]