Comparing ‘Klara and the Sun’ and ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro #bookreview #UnpopularOpinion #speculativefiction #dystopian #scifi #humanity #cloning #AI #AF #friendship #loyalty #lovestory #KlaraAndTheSun #NeverLetMeGo #asianauthor

Question of the day, Klara or Kathy? For me, it was an easy choice. Klara. And yes, I believe I’m in the minority or possibly the only one in the entire bibliography world 😅 But I wasn’t so surprised because it took me three times to start and finish ‘Never Let Me Go’, while I…

Jee reviews ‘Lim Kit Siang: None But the Bold’ by Kee Thuan Chye @ktchye #bookreview #biography #nonfiction #politician #Malaysia #politics #LandmarkBookSingapore

Title/Author: Lim Kit Siang: None But The Bold by Kee Thuan Chye Pages: 400 Publisher: Landmark Books In a nutshell (Publisher): Lim Kit Siang, doyen of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), is a much misunderstood and littleknown man. To some, he is a scourge because his political opponents falsely proclaim him to be anti-Malay and…

Jee reviews ‘People From My Neighborhood’ by Hiromi Kawakami translated by Ted Goossen #PeopleFromMyNeighborhood @softskull #bookreview #ARC #HiromiKawakami #shortstories #magicalrealism #fables #myths #AsianAuthor #AsianLit #JapaneseLit #Japan #SoftSkullPress #JapaneseAuthor #translatedbook

Title/Author: People From My Neighborhood by Hiromi Kawakami Publisher: Soft Skull Press Pages: 176 In a nutshell (Publisher): From the author of the internationally bestselling Strange Weather in Tokyo, a collection of interlinking stories that masterfully blend the mundane and the mythical—”fairy tales in the best Brothers Grimm tradition: naïf, magical, and frequently veering into the…

Jee reviews, ‘In the Weeds: Around the World and Behind the Scenes with Anthony Bourdain’ by Tom Vitale @HachetteBooks #AnthonyBordain #InTheWeeds #memoir #bookreview #TomVitale #PartsUnknown #NoReservations #NetGalley #eARC #top10booksof2021

Title/Author: In the Weeds: Around the World and Behind the Scenes with Anthony Bordain Publisher:  Hachette Books Pages: 304 In a nutshell (Publisher): Anthony Bourdain’s long time director and producer takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the insanity of filming television in some of the most volatile places in the world and what it…

Looking for peace, calm and mindfulness? Jee reviews ‘Senbazuru: One Thousand Steps to Happiness, Fold by Fold’ by Michael James Wong #bookreview #selfhelp #meditation #mindfulness #origami #papercranes #senbazuru #onethousandcranes #1000cranes #booksbypoc #ARC #galley

Title/Author: Senbazuru: One Thousand Steps to Happiness, Fold by Fold by Michael James Wong Publisher: Chronicle Books Pages: 208 In a nutshell (Publisher): Fold your way to happiness through the inspiring philosophy of Senbazuru—the tradition of folding one thousand paper cranes—with a leading voice in the global mindfulness movement as your guide. In Japan, the…

Of haunted jungles, macabre mansions, possessed lands and bodies…Jee reviews ‘Build Your House Around My Body’ by Violet Kupersmith @oneworldnews @randomhouse #bookreview #fiction #asianlit #booksbypoc #bookreview #magicalrealism #asianfolklore #Vietnam #FrenchWar #buildyourhousearoundmybody

Title/Author: Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith Publisher: Random House Pages: 400 In a nutshell (Publisher): Two young women go missing decades apart. Both are fearless, both are lost. And both will have their revenge.1986: The teenage daughter of a wealthy Vietnamese family loses her way in an abandoned rubber plantation while…

Jee reviews ‘She Who Became the Sun’ by Shelley Parker-Chan @torbooks #SheWhoBecameTheSun #bookreview #booksbypoc #eARC #NetGalley #asianlit #debutnovel #fantasy #histfic #fiction #historicalfantasy

Title/Author: She Who Became The Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan Publisher: Tor Books Pages: 404 In a nutshell (Publisher): To possess the Mandate of Heaven, the female monk Zhu will do anything “I refuse to be nothing…” In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A…

Jee reviews Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung @OneWorldLit #GhostForest #bookreview #asianlit #booksbypoc #debutnovel #fiction #asianliterature #immigrantstory #astronautfamily #chineseculture

Title/Author: Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung Publisher: One World Pages: 202 In a nutshell (Publisher): This “powerful” (BuzzFeed) debut about love, grief, and family welcomes you into its pages and invites you to linger, staying with you long after you’ve closed its covers. “I am madly in love with this book, a kaleidoscopic wonder.”—T Kira Madden, author…

Is Jacob guilty of murder? Jee reviews ‘Defending Jacob’ by William Landay #SPOILERFREE #bookreview #defendingjacob #legalthriller #TVseries #courtroomdrama #family #parenting #fiction

Title/Author: Defending Jacob by William Landay Publisher: Delacorte Press Pages: 432 In a nutshell (Publisher): NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED ORIGINAL STREAMING SERIES • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • Boston Globe • Kansas City Star Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home…

Jee reviews ‘Strange Weather in Tokyo’ by Hiromi Kawakami translated by Allison Markin Powell @CounterpointLLC #bookreview #asianauthor #booksbypoc #asianliterature #asianlit #japliterature #strangeweatherintokyo #favoriteread #translatedbook #Japan #hiromikawakami #JapaneseAuthor

Title/Author: Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami translated by Allison Markin Powell Publisher: Counterpoint LLC Pages: 190 In a nutshell (Publisher): Shortlisted for the 2013 Man Asian Literary Prize, Strange Weather in Tokyo is a story of loneliness and love that defies age. Tsukiko, thirty–eight, works in an office and lives alone. One night, she happens…