Book Reviews in 200 Words or Less: Haruki Murakami’s IQ84

If you think I’d give a thumbs-down to Murakami, you’re crazier than 1Q84’s two moons hanging in the sky (which, by the way, no one notices save our two protagonists).  There’s always the intensely weird and uneasily sinister lurking at the edges of (or blasted in your face by) a Murakami novel, and we have … Continue reading Book Reviews in 200 Words or Less: Haruki Murakami’s IQ84

Book Reviews in 200 Words or Less: Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Marriage Plot

Girl meets Alpha Boy, eschews cozy friendship with Beta Boy.  Alpha Boy, we find, is manic depressive; Beta Boy goes to India to find religion and justify his theology degree.  Girl marries Alpha, Alpha divorces Girl, Girl screws Beta (home again but smelly from his travels) for a tidy rebound.   (Oh, sorry: SPOILER!): Book ends.  … Continue reading Book Reviews in 200 Words or Less: Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Marriage Plot