Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

★★★★★ From the opening pages of Killing Commendatore I had my suspicions that this book would become my favourite story by Murakami. In his masterful style, writing with introspection and believability, Murakami gives us a story about contrasts. Our protagonist, an unnamed portrait painter, focuses on creating a new life for himself following his unanticipated [...]

What ‘Before the Coffee Gets Cold’ has taught me about writing.

What ‘Before the Coffee Gets Cold’ has taught me about writing.

Wow. Even after hearing so many positive reviews for ‘Before the Coffee Gets Cold’ it still managed to excel my expectations. I absolutely loved it. To the point I am already thinking it could be one of my favourites this year (a bold statement for being only three months in!). I knew when I bought [...]

A Haiku

We're oceans apart. Between us waves are breaking, And so is my heart. I wrote a version of this poem in a notebook two years ago, completely forgetting about it until I fell upon the same notebook a few weeks ago. When I saw it I was pleasantly surprised. I realised I could change the [...]