Book: “Dragon Palace” by Hiromi Kawakami: A Mesmerizing Journey into Myth and Reality


“Dragon Palace” by Hiromi Kawakami just came out this week and since it’s a quick read (only 168 pages) I finished reading it today. It’s a mesmerizing literary work that immerses readers in a dreamlike world of myth and reality. Kawakami’s storytelling prowess shines as she weaves a tale of a mysterious palace beneath Tokyo’s bustling streets, where ancient dragons and...

A Thought-Provoking Journey into a Surreal Future: “The Emissary” by Yoko Tawada


Finished reading “The Emissary” by Yoko Tawada last night and I have enjoyed it and highly recommend it if this is the type of book you enjoy, but it may not be for everyone. It is a remarkable piece of speculative fiction that transports readers into a surreal and thought-provoking future. This novel, originally written in Japanese and expertly translated into English by Margaret...

A Psalm for the Wild-Built: Exploring Meaning and Purpose in a World of Plenty


I read the book over the weekend and it was good, I would say just good enough. In her novel, “A Psalm for the Wild-Built,” author Becky Chambers takes us on a thought-provoking journey into a world where robots once gained self-awareness, ventured into the wilderness, and vanished into myth. This intriguing tale revolves around a tea monk whose life takes an unexpected turn when a robot...

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