Get Creeped out with Mouthful of Birds, by Samanta Schweblin

A review of Samanta Schweblin’s newly translated surreal short story collection, Mouthful of Birds. … More Get Creeped out with Mouthful of Birds, by Samanta Schweblin

Getting Lost in Fever Dream, by Samanta Schweblin: Book Review

I follow the Tournament of Books every year, and every year I have at least one great discovery from the contest. This year, that discovery was Fever Dream. A friend recommended it to me after it defeated the heavy favorite Lincoln in the Bardo in the contest’s opening round. It was described as hypnotic, haunting, and slightly … More Getting Lost in Fever Dream, by Samanta Schweblin: Book Review

Book Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

“You can’t erase history, or change it. It would be like destroying yourself.” At 36, Tsukuru Tazaki has settled into a determined rut. He has no close friends, no long-term relationships, and no pets. There is nothing tying him to anyone or anything else. His job is ostensibly what he has always been most passionate … More Book Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage