Review of Death by Water by Kenzaburo Oe

Rating 4 stars Death by Water is the beautifully written new novel by Kenzaburo Oe (a Nobel Literature winner).  It features his returning character (and supposedly alter ego) Kogito Choko as he attempts to write his ‘drowning novel’. The drowning novel is the story of Kogito’s father’s death.  He has been obsessed with writing it … More Review of Death by Water by Kenzaburo Oe

Review of The Early Short Stories of Truman Capote

4 stars Though Capote’s early short stories lack the polish that stories written by a more experienced Capote have, they are incredibly imaginative and vary greatly from story to story. Capote wrote about everything from a sixteen year old girl in love with a boy about to leave their hometown, to a convicted woman escaping … More Review of The Early Short Stories of Truman Capote