Spark by Naoki Matayoshi: Book Review

Spark is a short book about two comedians- Tokunaga and Kamiya and their life in comedy. It focuses on the manzai comedy of the Japanese culture- a kind of stand-up comedy involving two performers playing jokes in their mutual conversations. Tokunaga is an aspiring manzai comedian who wishes to make it big in his career, … Continue reading Spark by Naoki Matayoshi: Book Review

When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten: Book Review

Clara behaves differently; something happened last summer, which is hard for her to recall, or I might say she refuses to. Even her best friend Gaynah ridicule her for not remembering what happened. But with the arrival of the new girl Rudy in their village, her friendships nurture, and so her equation with her uncle … Continue reading When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten: Book Review

Three-Fifths by John Vercher: Book Review

Three-Fifths is an engaging thriller with sophisticated characters, well blended with general fiction, crime, and present time issues. It explores identity, racism, and class stereotypes. It’ll make one ponder on the effect of racism on families, and the appearance of identities. Bobby, a twenty-two-year-old biracial man, is hiding his identity since his childhood, for the … Continue reading Three-Fifths by John Vercher: Book Review