Convenience Store Woman – Sayaka Murata

What a gem! A one in a million book, written in a unique voice. A book that manages to be extremely funny and heartbreaking at the same time. I got it from Bookshop.org so it also made me feel good to be supporting small bookshops. I heard about it a few years ago when it …

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Snow – Orhan Pamuk

It is a weird book. A dreamy love story against the backdrop revolution in an isolated small town. A tale of winter and snow, of dreams and identity lost. A clash of the global with the local. I read it right after reading the social guide to Turkey Turcja. Półprzewodnik Obyczajowy. And it was a …

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My Tender Matador/Tengo Miedo Torero/Drżę o Ciebie Matadorze – Pedro Lemebel

A crazy blaze of lights and life. A book brimming with drama and passion, in an environment not many of us are familiar with. A book that you can feel coming alive in your hand. A true feast of language and imagination. A story of the oppression and revolution in Chile told from a queer …

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