Current Reads

Current Reads: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Daniyal Mueenuddin’s first collection is exemplary of modern short fiction done right. Dalia Sofer, in her review of the book for The New York Times, compares it to watching a game of blackjack unfold between shrewd, calculating players: ‘[s]ome bust, others surrender. But in Mueenuddin’s world, no one wins.’ The eight stories of In Other…… Continue reading Current Reads: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Current Reads

Current Reads: The Return of the King

This reading marks the fifth or sixth (one tends to lose count very quickly) time I have spun through the high fantasy saga. And I am finding the going tough, perhaps because I have revisited it so many times or perhaps because of my increasing disdain for “feel good fiction”. Some may be hesitant to call…… Continue reading Current Reads: The Return of the King