Review and thoughts: The Surrendered

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 with his novels I am aware that he is writing in Japanese and the writing […]

Reading, rather than writing

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 Man, Linden MacIntyre The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown The Affair, Jack Reacher Series, Book 16, […]

Writing review: The Hunger Games

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 left out of the novel when it is turned into a movie, but for me […]