Chronicle of a Blood Merchant is the second book I have read by Yu Hua, and though perhaps not as moving as To Live, Chronicle shows, unequivocally, why Mr. Yu belongs to the upper echelon of China’s most celebrated contemporary writers. The story of Xu Sanguan and […]Read More
The Vegetarian by Han Kang From the book description: Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are […]Read More
Shōgun by James Clavell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Last spring, I decided to re-read Shogun by James Clavell. I was curious to see what I would think of it, as adult. As a teenager I had loved it. To my surprise, 30 years later, […]Read More
Should we love Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk? No! The film original aim might have been to be a subtle, understated epic about national brotherhood. It meant to show us the indomitable spirit of the people who later withstood the German bomb blitz, fought on the beaches and never […]Read More
L’Amant Double (AKA The Double Lover) is a flawed, yet at times intriguing, playful and mildly disturbing psychological thriller, with e a high degree of sexual energy. Francois Ozon is one of France’s most interesting filmmakers. For almost two decades now, he has tried his hand […]Read More
Atomic Blonde, with its beautiful Berlin set, and especially thanks to the performances of Charlize Theron and James McAvoy, is pretty entertaining and worth the price of admission. Take Jason Bourne, James Bond, La Femme Nikita, Agent Salt and more than a few extracts from the […]Read More
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