Bookhemian Rhapsody is going to be quiet for a while.
I’m moving into a new job that’s going to swallow pretty much all my free time – I’ll barely have the time to read books, let along write about them.
But I’ll keep the site up and hopefully return to it one day.
Thanks for visiting and happy reading.
After embarking on a James Bond marathon over my slothful summer break – all 24 movies in three weeks – you’d think I’d have had enough. In fact, it left me hankering to learn about the literary roots of this most enduring character.
Continue reading “Books 4 and 5: Bond. James Bond.”
Man Tiger begins with a moment of shocking, explicit violence.
What motivated it? You won’t find out until the very final pages, after Indonesian author Eka Kurniawan takes you on a strange, circuitous journey that is both firmly grounded in the squalid grit of real life but also suffused with the supernatural.
Continue reading “Book 3: Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan”
With The Handmaid’s Tale experiencing a remarkable resurgence on both screen and page, and the TV adaptation of Alias Grace also making waves, Margaret Atwood is having quite a moment. So it seems a good time to return to her writing, which I haven’t actually read since high school English class.
Continue reading “Book 2: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood”
I hope you’re ready to have your heart smashed into a million little pieces. Continue reading “Book 1: Lives Other Than My Own by Emmanuel Carrere”
I read some amazing books in 2017, both new and old. But it was also a year tinged with considerable disappointment. Continue reading “2017 in review … and some changes in 2018”